North Cornelly

North Cornelly Methodist Church

5-7 Heol Fach, North Cornelly, Bridgend, CF33 4LB

In the early 1920s Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Church took root. A group of enthusiastic evangelists of Bethel Primitive Methodist Church in Port Talbot came to Cornelly and held services, sometimes in the local school, sometimes in the open air in the surrounding fields. It was from that fellowship that the present church grew. The minister involved in those early days was Rev. A H Ashton, but it was during the time of his successor Rev W Pedley that the first building was erected “TO THE GLORY OF GOD” in 1924.

The building is ideally situated in the heart of the village and has always been part of the community. During the 40’s, it was used as a cinema on Saturday mornings for the local children to view cartoons. A minute in the records of 1952 stated “The use of the church was granted (free of charge) to the Ministry of Food for the distribution of ration books. Over the years, the population increased and in 1966 the building was extended and further amenities were included. We are now equipped with a loop induction system and we are wheelchair friendly.

We are a friendly and caring church. Whether you live locally or are just visiting the area you are welcome to join us and we look forward to meeting you at Sunday worship or any other activities.

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Our Sunday morning services are focused on children and young people and their participation and spiritual growth. At the monthly All Age Worship, they share the service with the adults and on the remaining Sundays, they share the first part of the service with the adults before going into a separate group for learning and activities. At the end of the service all meet together for refreshments and a chat.


Fortnightly Bible studies are conducted in the church. Among the several social activities, our annual walks and plant sales are well known.