The Parish of Porth Newydd
St Luke The Evangelist Church - Llwyncelyn, Porth, Rhondda, S. Wales, UK
This church is now closed - St. Luke's held their last service on 29th December 2013
History of the church
The church of St Luke the Evangelist started it's life as an iron mission room which was licensed for worship in 1907 and was erected to serve the growing population of Llwyncelyn and Porth. In 1928 the iron mission started showing signs of decay, so a decision was made to build a permanent church.
The church was dedicated by the Lord Bishop of Llandaff on July 17th 1930, and a very spacious church was built on the site of the old iron mission. The church is now well over 70 years old and is still quite a modern looking building. It has served the surrounding community well over this period, and still houses many regular worshippers.
Muriel's Memories (The full version can be read here)
After the houses were built there was to be a church built as there was nowhere for people to worship in Llwyncelyn. So the tin church was built. Then it was talked of building a stone church. What today is our hall was a garden and flowers and vegetables were given to the church for the harvest. When the new church was built there was a big choir there and Tom Morgan was the choirmaster. However, on the day of the opening of St. Luke's he was taken very ill. As the years went by people were talking about the boundary. I told them where the boundary started but I was laughed at but after a lot of searching they came to me to tell me that I was right. It dated back to the building of Primrose and Leslie Terrace right back to Llanwonno. Well, I think that I have gone right back to 1920. I hope I have given you all food for thought on the history of Llwyncelyn.
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