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The Roman Catholic Parishes

of Merthyr Tydfil:

St. Mary’s Merthyr Tydfil,

St. Illtyd’s Dowlais,

St. Aloysius Gurnos,

and St. Benedict’s Merthyr Vale.

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Parish Priest: Fr Barry English

St Mary’s Presbytery


Merthyr Tydfil

CF47 8RG

   Telephone: (01685) 723 336

Help save a key part of

Welsh Catholic history.

The clock is ticking for Gunter Mansion

Gunter Mansion is one of the most important buildings at risk in Wales. It is central to the events leading to the executions of Priests David Lewis and Philip Evans in 1679. They were the last Catholic martyrs in Wales and were both subsequently made saints. The services held openly in its Chapel played a key role in the events leading to the anti-catholic crackdown of 1678/9. Remarkably this precious Chapel still survives but it is at risk of being lost. Help us save Gunter Mansion and its hidden catholic chapel, a key part of Welsh Catholic history.

This August is the 400th anniversary of the birth of David Lewis. What better way to mark this event than by raising the money to save this key monument!

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