Please note acts of worship, Eucharist only, will take place on Sunday in various Churches of the East Vale Benefice each week.
PLEASE NOTE : THE NEXT EUCHARIST SERVICE AT St CADOC'S WILL BE ON Palm Sunday 28th March at 9AM BECAUSE OF COVID RESTICTIONS, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND PLEASE CONTACT SUE TAYLOR 01446 781453 OR 07836 324967
From the 1st January we are now part of The Rectorial Benefice of the East Vale, which comprises 9 Churches close to our village, under the guidance of Canon Martyn Davies and his team of Clergy. There are several events taking place during this Lent period, which started on Ash Wednesday details of which follow, but will confirm times and dates of additional Services as time goes on.
EVERY MONDAY at 12.30 in Lent, there is a Lent Lunch on Zoom will be hosted for Charity (if you are interested in taking part please contact us and we will explain how this will work). This year the Charity we are supporting is The Huggard Centre for the Homeless in Cardiff. At the end of these details you will find a list of items much needed by this hardworking Charity. Please telephone us to let us know how you can help, at this most difficult time.
SERVICES in Lent during the week are joined through Zoom codes can be obtained from Sue Taylor.
Monday to Saturday there is a Zoom Eucharist at 9.00am, except Wednesday, when Morning Prayer takes place at 10am followed by a Virtual Coffee Morning. There is a Eucharist every Wednesday in St Peters Petersto0n Super Ely at 12.30pm.
You can book a place at this Service by contacting us beforehand
(sadly Covid regulations make this essential).
Sunday services take place in several of the Churches and as above the next one is in St Cadoc's Llancarfan at 9am, on Sunday 28th February. Please ensure that you book a place with us beforehand. At this Service we will be told where the following Sundays will take place, but again you are welcome to ring us.
Every Sunday there is a Zoom Service at 10.30am and the contact details are the same as shown above.
If there is anyone you would like us to for at these Services for someone who is ill or has sadly died, please let us know.
HYMN REQUESTS if you have any requests for our Zoom worship hymns please let us know.
BIBLE STUDY GROUP If you would like to join our Study Group which meets on Wednesdays 6-7pm. via Zoom. These are 'stand alone' discussions so you may join in at any stage.
CHILDREN'S SATURDAY CLUB on Zoom every Saturday at
l0 am. during term time. This is for children of Primary age and majors in arts and crafts and is well supported.
Fr DAVID MORRIS, one of the Clergy team has produced a booklet,
guiding through Lent, Holy Week and Easter, if you would like a copy please let us know.
Please do not hesitate to contact if you would like a member of our clergy team to get in touch (at the moment this has to be over the telephone) but let's hope that changes before too long.
Sue Taylor 07836 324967 Sam Smith 07711 131366
The Parish of
St Cadoc's Llancarfan
The church of St. Cadoc at Llancarfan [CF623AD] is the focus of this small and charming village in the heart of Vale of Glamorgan. The village sits 15 miles from Cardiff and 7 miles from the delightful market town of Cowbridge.
WE ARE SAD TO SAY THAT AT PRESENT THE CHURCH IS CLOSED TO VISITORS, EXCEPT FOR NOMINATED SUNDAY EUCHARISTS.
Like the church's bells, its pastoral call echoes well beyond the ears of regular worshippers, and villagers take a pride in their church's beauty and antiquity, which can be seen by viewing the unique and magnificent Wall Paintings which are described an the next page.The villagers cherish the history & continuity of a church that continues to reveal cultural secrets, hidden for centuries.It is hoped that the Church will open again to visitors in due course.
All events postponed until further notice.
Where the Christian faith has been practised for 1500 years
The Vale of Glamorgan was an important centre of Christianity in Britain. There was a monastery here from at least 650 AD, founded by St. Cadoc or Cadog. By the 9th century Llancarfan was a flourishing centre of learning, with the main monastic buildings just south of today's church, in Culvery Fields.
Despite destruction by the Danes, Llancarfan monastery proved 'the most powerful ecclesiastical community in Glamorgan'. It did not, however, survive the Norman invasion, and after this early dissolution, responsibility passed to the Abbey of St. Peter's, Gloucester. St. Cadoc retained his presence in the parish church, where our simple chancel arch suggests a foundation of about 1200.
The next 800 years have seen our distinctively-shaped church serving its community, and surviving the traumas of reformation and restoration. A Baptist and a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel nearby have come and gone, but St. Cadoc's continues to refocus its role across the parish, reaching out to share its cultural and spiritual relevance to visitors, villagers, and all who treasure the heritage that shaped our history.
St Cadoc's Church
Welcome visitors! You will find an ever-growing wealth of things to do during a trip to St. Cadoc's, the historical Llancarfan valley, and the blissful Vale of Glamorgan. Sponsorship from benevolent donors, and significant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Cadw, is enabling the church's re-discovery, conservation & interpretation of lost - or misunderstood - cultural treasures.
Visit our "Murals and Carvings" page to explore the re-emerging late 15th century wall-paintings that the Reformation banished, hopefully among the most important in Wales, and our remarkable wood carvings.
Our historic murals and woodcarvings are unique and well worth a vistit in their own right. Read more by clicking the link below.
Genealogists may wish to unravel the family histories embedded in our tombstones, the earliest readable date being '1602'. The Glamorgan Family History Society has published invaluable monumental transcripts, and also our parish registers, covering dates ranging from 1619 to 1900. Details are on their website.
This being the Vale of the Saints, accessible from the Severn shore to all comers, from Normans to Vikings to migrant Devonians and Cornish Celts, our Welsh landscape is rich with historical heritage. Follow some of the trails to its churches, castles, headlands and even pubs - and discover a Vale shaped to perfection by its histories.