The Church in Wales - Yr Eglwys yng Nghymru
Diocese of Llandaff - Esgobaeth Llandaf
‘In active response to God’s love we seek to share
the Good News of Jesus Christ in our Community’
This South Wales parish lies at the top of the Llynfi valley
and can be reached from Junction 36 of the M4 motorway,
following the signs for Maesteg.
It comprises of rural villages as well as the valley town of Maesteg. This Anglican Parish has four churches, the ancient parish church of St.Cynwyd's, the town churches of St.David's and St.Michael's. Each has its own distinct character and style of worship and are all very welcoming.
Induction of the Revd Martyn Evans
as Vicar of The Parish of Llangynwyd with Maesteg
St Michael's Church
(St Michael's Road, Maesteg CF34 9PA)
Thursday 25 July
All will be made very welcome to this very special service
The Bishop is delighted to announce that she has appointed the Revd Martyn Evans to be the next Vicar of Maesteg.
Martyn is currently Ministry Area Leader in a Monmouth Benefice, though before ordination he has worked in this area and knows it
We expect that Martyn would take up his new position before the summer break.
I was brought up in Ystrad Mynach in the Rhymney Valley where I lived for over twenty years and where my father Russell still lives. I have an older sister Christine and a twin brother Jeremy (who is not identical so will not be able to stand in for me at services) and who now lives in Cardigan.
I qualified as an Accountant (1990) and have spent most of my career working in private industry including seven years in Pontycymmer. During this time I also had the opportunity to lecture part time in Accountancy at Ystrad Mynach College. I spent the last eleven years before going to Theological College as the Finance Director of a Medical Company at the division based in Cardiff. Work
provided an opportunity to travel on business in Europe, Scandinavia, America
and South Africa.
Having left the world of finance behind, I trained at St. Michaels Theological College in Llandaff (2010-2012) before going on to serve my first curacy in the parish of Tredegar (2012-2014). I then moved to the Lower Islwyn Ministry Area (which comprised the three parishes of; Newbridge, Abercarn & Cwmcarn
and Risca) for my second curacy and to prepare to take over as Ministry Area Leader, which I did in December 2015.
I am a member of the Governing Body, the Diocesan Board of Finance, a Schools Governor and Honorary Chaplain to No:212 (Risca) Squadron of the Air Training Corps. I am also Chair of Crosskeys and Risca Churches Together and a Formational Guide for St Padarn’s. I have a passion to move people from being simply ‘church attenders’ to
become ‘Lifelong Disciples’ and ‘Ambassadors for Christ’, encouraging people to make connections between their church life and their life outside of the church. I also have a burning desire to explore how we can better engage with the wider communities that our churches are called to serve and look forward very much to becoming the next Vicar of Llangynwyd with Maesteg and
leading and sharing this next part of your journey together.
Any spare time is taken up with my faithful companion Maisie a seven year
black Labrador and trying to learn to play the piano.
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