In June, 1947, a start was made on a vast new housing estate which was to cover the sand dunes at Aberavon Beach. As the houses were developed and were occupied, the Parish of Aberavon started to look for suitable premises to commence Church Services and a Sunday School. They were first held at a Canteen provided by Wimpey Bros. and then a Nissan-type hut behind Dalton Road. This all happened in 1953; Priests came from the Parish Church of Aberavon (St Mary) to conduct services.The first Curate to be assigned to the Estate was the Reverend Donald Rose.
As the Church grew, the Diocese of Llandaff, through the Archdeacon, The Venerable Lawrence Thomas, laid plans to build a Church. This was built on a site to the rear of the present building. The Foundation Stone of the original church building was laid on the 2nd July 1959, and the completed church was dedicated by Archbishop Glyn Simon, in May 1960. A brand new building was opened in 1969, but sadly did not stand the test of time. As the new millennium dawned it became clear that the building would need to be replaced, and the church and its grounds were largely sold to a housing association to provide social housing, and the money used to build a new church on the remaining land.
The new church building was constructed in 2008, the bell of the original Holy Trinity Church was transferred to the new building and continues to ring calling the faithful of the Sandfields estate to worship.
Many of the items from the 1969 building were brought into the 2008 construction, including this crucifix, fine example of the work of the artist Frank Roper.
Roper, a native of Yorkshire, came to prominence in the years after the Second World War when so many churches were repaired and restored. His extensive work throughout the Diocese of Llandaff includes the Cathedral Church at Llandaff, and nearby Margam Abbey
Holy Trinity Church
PORT TALBOT SA12 7HG
The St Mary's Parish Centre, St Mary's Place
PORT TALBOT SA12 6DZ
open Monday and Thursday 12pm to 3pm and Thursday 10am to 1pm
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Car parking facilities
Holy Trinity has a limited number of car parking spaces at the rear of the building.
Parking is available on the road, and in a local parking space.