Yscir Community Council

Church of St Cynidr & St Mary - Aberyscir​

Welcome to the Church of St Cynidr & St Mary - Aberyscir​

The service is held on the second Sunday of the month at 9.15am
Priest in charge
The Reverend Michelle Bailey is the priest in charge of the benefice.
Reverend Bailey took over on 17th November 2017 at Trallong just in time for Advent. Not only is she your parish priest but also the Bishop's officer for Rural Life, which covers agriculture, rural issues, and the Royal Welsh Showground, where she is lead Chaplain. If you would like to see what being a Bishop's officer involves Michelle has a facebook page - Rural Life Swansea & Brecon.

St Cynidr and St Mary at Aberyscir is just one of the eight churches  in this widely scattered Benefice. The other ones are Trallong, Penpont, Llanfihangel Nant Bran, Lower Chapel, Upper Chapel, Merthyr Cynog and Llandefaelog.
Maintaining the Church

We are fortunate that the Church is quite a simple building, almost chapel-like, without towers, spires, or huge stone windows. This makes the structure easier to look after, but at the same time, the building lacks any exciting or rare architectural features which would attract visitors and funds.

Our maintenance policy is to keep working away steadily at whatever needs doing most, but is within reach of our finances.


This is the serious part. There is no doubt that our finances are  going to deteriorate.  We have done all we can by way of covenants, standing orders,gift aid etc. but income is declining while costs, particularly from the Diocese,  are increasing. We need to take a serious look into the future.


The Future

The plight of the small rural parish Church with its ageing and declining congregation is well known. In our Group two Churches, Battle and Garthbrengy, have succumbed and are now closed.
There is no doubt that we are struggling, not just to keep St Cynidr and St Mary open, but in a much more important fight - to keep Christianity alive in this small part of Wales. If you are concerned that we, and our children, should be able to live with Christian values, If you want the Church to be there for you and your relatives - you can help...

How You Can Help?

Join the Congregation -  What we should like more than anything else is your presence at services in the Church. At the moment this is only once a month (9.15 am on the second Sunday). Some people just come to the popular services (Christmas, Easter, Harvest and Remembrance) and this small commitment keeps their membership alive. 

Help with Finances - What we need is regular income that can be relied upon. We are , of course, a charity, and compared with the big charitable organisations are requirements are infinitesimal. This means that only small sums can transform our finances. If you have read this far, and would like to help, the most useful donation is in the form of a Gift- Aided standing order on your bank. Some of our supporters give £10 a month, some contribute on a quarterly, or annual basis. Of course, one -off donations are just as welcome . Whatever you do, you can be assured of our grateful appreciation.

If you decide that you would like to help you can click on Gift Aid Form and ' Standing Order Form' and print off copies. The Gift Aid Form should be completed and then sent to the Treasurer - Richard Field, The Oaks, Aberyscir, Brecon LD3 9NW.


Churchwarden/Treasurer: Richard Field 01874 611524


Secretary: Madeleine Field 01874 611524

Church of St Cyr & St Mary

Church of St Cyr & St Mary

Repairing the church roof

Repairing the church roof

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