St Marys Church Glyntaff
Written by Gavin on 23rd March 2021
Twelve months of COVID restrictions hasn’t only had an effect on the health and wellbeing of the population in Pontypridd, it has also affected the running and maintenance of many of our buildings and Churches. One of these is St Marys Church in Glyntaff, Treforest, where so many months of growth has meant the Churchyard becoming overgrown with brambles, grass and bushes.
Spokesperson for the Church Brenda Cawthorne said: “We normally have a small team of volunteers who help keep the churchyard looking spick and spam, but COVID has kept them all away for such a long time” Brenda eventually contacted Pontypridd Town Council to ask if any help in any way.
Chief Executive and Town Clerk Tony Graham said: “Although not part of our normal scheme of work this did seem like an ideal opportunity to help this church community and we were happy do so”
The outdoor service team from the council set to work and cleared the churchyard and helped uncover some of the long-neglected graves. To show their thanks the church leaders presented the team with copies of a book written to celebrate the History of the Church, the book contains information on many of the graves the team helped to uncover.
Pictured are Deacon Peter Watson, Brenda Cawthorne and Dale Simon from the Town Council’s support team.