The Archdiocese of Cardiff was created in 1916 out of the former Diocese of Newport. It has eight deaneries covering Cardiff, the Welsh valleys, Bridgend, Newport, North Gwent and Pontypridd. It also includes the English county of Herefordshire (Hereford deanery). The cathedral is in Cardiff and is dedicated to St David. 78 churches were visited for Taking Stock (concluded in June 2019).

Merthyr Tydfil – St Mary (Our Lady of the Rosary)

A substantial Early English Gothic design for the Benedictines, and J. S. Hansom’s only Catholic church in Wales. It... Read More

Merthyr Vale – St Benedict

A functional steel framed hall-church built in 1932 by the Benedictines of Merthyr Tydfil to replace a chapel of 1908... Read More

Miskin – All Hallows

A distinctive ‘post-modern’ design of the 1990s, arranged on a traditional longitudinal seating plan, with a large... Read More

Monmouth – St Mary

Possibly the oldest post-Reformation public place of Catholic worship in the Archdiocese of Cardiff, built soon after... Read More

Mountain Ash – Our Lady of Lourdes

A fairly ambitious Gothic Revival design of the 1890s by Bernard Smith of London, with a radical sanctuary addition of... Read More

Newbridge – Our Lady of Peace

A fine basilican/Arts and Crafts church built in 1939 from designs by P. D. Hepworth, a London architect who had... Read More

Newport – St Mary

A fine lancet Gothic design by J.J. Scoles, described by John Newman in The Buildings of Wales as ‘a confident and... Read More

Newport – St Michael

A substantial late nineteenth century Gothic Revival design, built by the Rosminians for the Irish Catholic population... Read More

Newport -St Patrick

A substantial church of the early 1960s, built for the Rosminian Order from designs by Cyril Bates. It is of... Read More

Newport (Bettws) – St David Lewis

A utilitarian structure of the 1960s built to serve a post-war housing estate.From 1963 Mass was said at various... Read More

Newport (Caerleon) – St Julius, St Aaron and St David

A small Gothic Revival design of the 1880s, which with the adjoining contemporary presbytery forms a picturesque and... Read More

Newport (Maesglas) – St David

An interesting design of the Vatican II era by Tom Price, influenced by Le Corbusier’s chapel of Notre Dame du Haut,... Read More

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