The Garth Ministry Area (Formerly the Parish of Radyr)

Welcome to our website

The churches of Christ Church in Radyr and St John The Baptist in Danescourt are open to everyone in the community and beyond. Our congregations are  inclusive, all age and flourishing.  We would love to welcome you to our services and activities.

We are delighted that our new Vicar, Rev’d Ian Yemm, who joined us at a special Licensing service on 24th July 2022 is now in post. He will be working alongside Belinda, our Curate. Clergy contact details are given below. 

Ian has written this message following Sunday’s service:

Dear All,

Thank you to everyone who attended the licensing service last Sunday evening and for the warmth of your welcome. I’m particularly thankful for our musicians and for those who extended the hand of hospitality to friends and visitors. It was a great celebration.

It is also worth me repeating the gratitude expressed by Steve for the many people who have led worship across our churches over recent months. Again, thank you.

It was hard to miss Bishop June’s excitement and joy at licensing a whole new team. Feelings I would like to bottle for the great adventure that lies ahead for us: telling a joyful story, growing the kingdom of God and building our capacity for good. All about our Christian faith that will be explored, shared, and lived out together.

Renewal always begins with prayer. Please do pray for me as I take up the role of Vicar for the first time and be assured always of my prayers.

‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.’ (Romans 15:13)

Yours in Christ,


Please explore this website using the menus. 

St John's exterior

St John’s, Danescourt

Christchurch exterior

Christ Church, Radyr

Ministry Area

On 1 January 2022, Bishop June signed the deeds which brought into reality all the Ministry Areas across the Diocese of Llandaff. The two churches in what was known as the Parish of Radyr are now part of the wider Garth Ministry Area, which will serve our communities better with joy, pastoral outreach and strategic intention.

With the move to the Garth Ministry Area, which joins our two churches with the churches of the Parishes of St Fagans and Michaelston-super-Ely, Tongwynlais, and Pentyrch and Capel Llanilltern. We realise that this website will need to change. However, it will continue to reflect primarily the activities in our two churches. Do continue to visit the site to keep yourselves up to date.

Please look at our Newsletter for details of all current and upcoming services and events.


The Welsh Government has removed all restrictions and face coverings are no longer required in our buildings – but feel free to wear them if you would prefer as they remain a useful way to prevent the risk of infection.  Our services have reverted to normal, including the chalice. However, if you would prefer not to receive wine, simply return after receiving the bread – receiving communion in one kind (i.e. just the bread) remains equally valid.

Services continue to be held at the usual times, and Christ Church is open for private prayer during the day.

Christ Church:  Sunday at 08:00 & 11:00 (this service will normally be live streamed on our YouTube channel – see below), and Wednesday at 09:30.

St John’s:  Sunday at 09:15 & 18:00, and Thursday at 11:00.

Camera System in Christ Church

Christ Church now has a camera system installed which means it is possible for us to live-stream and record services. Camera angles have been chosen specifically to  safeguard your privacy but your image may be captured at various times. If this is a problem, please speak to the stewards on arrival who can then place you in a suitable position in the church.


The Reverend Belinda Huxtable, Curate

The Reverend Ian Yemm, Vicar


(Please call or email the clergy team at any time. Ian’s day off in Monday and Belinda’s is Friday).


Rev’d Ian Yemm, 029 2084 2417,

Rev’d Belinda Huxtable, 07734 248 869,



Pastoral Care

We recognise that the past months have been difficult for many people – some of us have faced loss, loneliness and the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown has taken its toll emotionally, socially and financially on many of us.

Please do not hesitate to contact the clergy for support.

The Alpha Course

Alpha is a 10 week course for people who are interested in finding out more about the basics of the Christian faith. If you’re curious about the meaning of life and have questions about God and religion that you’d like to explore, then this course is for you. For details, see our Alpha Course webpage.

Parish Newsletter

Each week we produce a Parish Newsletter. Do follow the link and have a look at them. 

If you would like to be on our mailing list to hear about our services and social activities, please send your details to The Parish Newsletter goes out at least weekly.