St Illtyd's

St Illtyd's Catholic Church - Dowlais

Sunday Mass: 10AM ONLINE ONLY
St Illtyd's Roman Catholic Church, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales CF48 3BT
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Mass Offerings – can be made by completing the standing order form found here.

In accordance with the new government guidelines it has been decided that churches will be closed for the foreseeable future.

As a result of this collections are not being taken or received. Therefore we would urge you to consider setting up a standing order form for an amount you are able to give. The standing order forms can be found under the “Our Churches” tab. Click on the name on the Church you wish to give to and there you will find a link to the standing order form.

Please print, fill in the form and post it to St Mary’s Pontmorlais West, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8RG.

We are incredibly grateful for your generosity during this time.

Histroy

Built in the 19th Century, St Illtyd’s has been serving the people of Dowlais and the surrounding area for what is now approaching 200 hundred years.

Parish Priests at St Illtyd’s 

Fr Portal 1827 – 1836
Fr James Carroll 1836 – 1847
Fr James Dawson 1847 – 1852
Fr John Dawson 1852
Fr Patrick Millea 1852 – 1873
Fr Robert Cotter 1873
Fr Basil Harworth OSB 1873 – 1874
Fr Benedict Purton OSB 1874 – 1879
Fr Edmund Tunney OSB 1879 – 1880
Fr Cuthbert Pippett OSB 1880 – 1896
Fr Carew OSB 1897 – 1900
Canon Maurus Lucan OSB 1900 – 1917
Fr Ansem Wilson DD OSB 1917 – 1927
Fr Joseph Dawson OSB 1927 – 1930
Fr E M James 1930 – 1955
Canon Thomas McCormack 1955 – 1967
Canon John Forbes 1967 – 1977
Fr Paul Chidgey 1977 – 1986
Canon Dermot Clancy 1986 – 1992
Fr Nick James 1992 – 1997
Fr Dewi Davies 1997 – 2001
Fr Mike Evans 2001 – 2012
Fr Tom Regan OSB 2012 – 2013
Fr Barry English 2013 –