Parish News.

Last updated: 10 June, 2023

Churches Unlocked Festival 2023 - Flower arrangments form our Flower arranging group.


Below are images of a few of the magnificent flower displays from our flower arranging group. Completed for the Churches Unlocked Festival, 10th June 2023

Display of Flowers
10th June, 10:00am – 11th June, 4:00pm
St Catwg's Church, Church Rd, Gelligaer
A Display of Flowers by the Church Flower Group throughout the weekend.




This year S. Catwg’s Church taking part in the Open Churches Initiative. The Church will be open over the weekends of 3rd/4th June and 10th/11th June. The Registers will be available for those wishing to look at family records and there will be an organ recital and choir concert. All are welcome.     

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Click to view posters: June 3rd/4th and June 10th/11th


Bargoed Community Choir


Since reforming after the pandemic lock down, the choir now meet, each Thursday in term time at St Margaret’s Church.  From a small group of eager singers , we have now become an established choir of 30 members.  We are supported by Head 4 Arts and are funded by some very generous grants from the Caerphilly area.  Our musical director is the well known soprano Ms Ali Shone who encourages us with a variety of musical genres. Ages of our members vary from 35 to 88 and both male and female are welcome.

In February we sang at Ty Clyd Residential Home to celebrate the 100th birthday of Mrs Olive Jones. A number of the residents joined us for the occasion and we celebrated with a beautiful birthday cake.    Mrs Jones gave a very amusing speech of thanks.  Our next  engagement is part of St Gwladys Church Hall celebration for the Coronation of King Charles III.

Bargoed Spring Fayre  is to be held on Saturday 13th May and we will be entertaining the crowds!! On the Square Royale at 1p.m. St Catwg’s Church is holding open weekends on 3rd and 4th June, and the following weekend 10th and 11th June. Bargoed Community Choir will be singing from 2.30p.m on Sunday 11th June.  We would be so pleased to see supporters at any of our functions and welcome new members at any practice session on a Thursday morning starting at 10a.m.

Lynne Thomas Secretary / Jenn East Chair

**** Quiz Night has been postponed****



The district Quiz Night, which was to be held on Wednesday 14th September has been postponed, it will now take place on the 16th November. If you have already paid and would like a refund please contact/see June Phillips, otherwise hold onto your tickets as they will be valid for that date.


**** The flower arranging class is returning****



The monthly flower arranging class/group will return on Friday 16th September 2022. As previously (before Covid Lockdown) it will be held at St. Margaret’s Church, Gilfach at 10.00am and will meet on Fridays monthly basis.  If your are interested in attending or indeed joining our class please do not hesitate to contact either: Mrs Nesta Williams,  Tel: 01443 831009 or Email Carolyn at: for further information.

***** Everyone is welcome to come along. *****


Ordination of our Ordinand Darren



Congraltulaions to Darren (our Ordinand) who was ordained a Deacon at Llandaff Cathedral on the 25th June 2022. Darren now takes up his Curacy in the district of Bargoed with Deri and, Pontlottyn, and will remain as part of The Taff Rhymney Ministry Area. We all wish him the best as he continues on his journey of faith.

1 Timothy 1:12

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service.


Coffee Morning for Ukraine










It was nice to be together with friends once again for the Coffee Morning arranged in aid of the appeal to help the people of the Ukraine. Thank you to all who organised and contributed to the event, providing a wonderfully wide selection of cakes, to go together with a lovely cups of tea or coffee. As part of the mornings event a raffle was also held and together with sale of any remaining cakes, (a treat to take home) a magnificent sum of £565.00 (but still raising) was raised for the appeal.


Social Committee News


Hi All!
Our social club AGM was held on 22nd March. The committee is made up as follows:

Chairperson: June Phillips
Secretary. Cheryl Pugh/ Linda Bartlett
Treasurer. Jenn East.

Committee members Fr Gary, Carolyn Corbin, Hilda Shorey, Lynne Thomas and Linda Hall. Words of thanks to the committee members who have decided to step down, Pat Davies, Gaynor Harris, Christine James, Margaret Partridge and Nesta Williams. They have all been committed to the social club and contributed with enthusiasm at every event, we wish them well. Our new members are Linda Bartlett and Linda Hall, we wish them a warm welcome.

It is nice to be back and arranging events, and we have a number of events lined up for the coming year. The first one is on
3rd June  Afternoon tea , to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Event to be held at Neuadd St Catwg, starting at 3pm. Tickets £5.00. We look forward to seeing you all , watch this space for future dates and events.

With love , June x

Bargoed Community Choir




Bargoed Community Choir is going from strength to strength. Under the leadership  of Ali Shone, we continue to sing a wonderful variety of music from  Mozart to ABBA - a varied repertoire.   We meet each Thursday, in term time, at 10a.m to 12.45a.m. in St Margaret's  Church Gilfach. 
New members always welcome- no auditions needed!!!. We just enjoy singing. At present a female Choir but we would welcome any interested males.


Pilgrimage to Llandaff Cathedral




On Sunday 16th February 3.30pm Huw will be reading the 2nd lesson at Evensong as the Cathedral prays for our parish. All are welcome and it would be good isf a group of us were there to support him and our parish.