Our mission as the people of Salem Baptist Chapel is to bring the good news about Jesus to Tonteg and Church Village by loving and serving our local community.


swba (2)We are proud to be a bilingual church, and are members of both the Undeb Bedyddwyr Cymru (Cymanfa Dwyrain Morgannwg) and the South Wales Baptist Association.

You can find us at Salem Lane, Church Village, Pontypridd CF38 1PT.

Our minister is the Revd Dr Rosa Hunt and you can contact her on revdrosa@gmail.com or on 07807893373 or at photoforbloghome on 01443 206353. She lives in Church Village on the St David’s Manor estate and is always delighted to chat to you if you have any queries about faith or any church-related issue. You can read more about her here.

Our church secretary is Mrs Paula Hughes, and you can contact her on badgerh@btinternet.com or on 07712134777. Please contact Paula for any  general administrative issues. For issues relating to  hiring the vestry (church hall), please contact Mrs Cathy Edwards on 07759201499. For any queries about Salem’s graveyard, please contact Mrs Andrea Coombes on 07599912043. There is also a contact form below, which will send your message to the minister.

We are a church that is an excepted charity under the auspices of the Baptist Union of Wales. As such, Salem is run by a group of managing trustees or deacons, including Rosa and Paula. Our other managing trustees are Mrs Margaret Rogers, Mrs Irene Elliott, Mrs Ann Williams, Mrs Andrea Coombes, Mr Richard Weaver and Mrs Carol Snook.

We take safeguarding children and vulnerable adults very seriously at Salem. Our church has appointed Dr Emma Birch as our Designated Person for safeguarding, and she should be contacted on 07581888006 if there are any concerns about the safety of children or vulnerable adults. Mrs Irene Elliott (07833898587) is our trustee with special responsibility for safeguarding.

Our safeguarding policy can be found here Safeguarding Policy . Our Data Protection policy can be found here Data Protection Policy . Our Health and Safety policy can be found here Salem Health and Safety Policy 2017 . And our constitution can be found here Salem Constitution .

We are proud of our history here at Salem, especially our connection with John Hughes, the composer of the tune Cwm Rhondda. John Hughes was a deacon at Salem and is buried in our graveyard.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our many activities and pray that you will encounter the life-saving and life-changing love of Jesus Christ when you visit Salem.

Privacy Notice

Under Data Protection legislation the church Charity Trustees of Salem Baptist Church are the Data Controller, and the minister (Revd Rosa Hunt) acts as our Data Protection Officer. Data Protection legislation allows us to process this information as we regard it as being in the church’s legitimate interest.  The information you supply will be held on the minister’s computer, which is password-protected. Only the church minister will have access to this information. She will NOT pass on this information to anyone else, unless you give specific permission for her to do so.  If you are concerned about the way your information is being handled please speak to our Data Protection Officer. If you are still unhappy you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office.

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