UK /Wales – Three Catholic churches facing uncertain future as congregations get smaller

Three Catholic churches in the Cynon Valley could close under options regarding the future of the Parish of Mary Immaculate.

Concerned parishioners were handed a newsletter outlining the ideas on Sunday, January 5, and have since expressed their despair at the possible threat to the future of Our Lady of Lourdes in Mountain Ash, St Joseph’s in Aberdare and St Therese of Lisieux in Hirwaun.

Worshipper Diane Cowdry, of Aberdare, said: “It came as a great shock to find out that there is a possibility that all three Catholic churches in the Upper Cynon Valley could close.

“There is a meeting in a few weeks time to discuss the options but my fear is that the decision has already taken place. Hopefully I will be proved wrong.”

via Three Catholic churches in Cynon Valley facing uncertain future as congregations get smaller – Wales Online.