Places of Worship

Worship was a large part of life in the valley. Cwmafan alone had 9 chapels and 3 churches of different denominations. It was quite common to attend a place of worship 3 times on Sunday. Most chapel services were conducted in Welsh, as was the singing of hymns. Annually, several chapels came together for a Welsh festival of sacred hymns, known as ‘Cymanfa Ganu’.

The chapels of Cwmafan

The churches of Cwmafan