Since 1987, the Diocese of Menevia has covered south west and central Wales. The diocese is suffragan to the Archdiocese of Cardiff, within the Province of Cardiff. The cathedral, dedicated to St Joseph, is in Swansea. The name of the diocese comes from the Roman name for the area around St David’s. 53 churches were visited for Taking Stock (concluded in June 2019).

Port Talbot – St Joseph

An impressive design in the early Christian style, built by the Benedictines to serve a largely Irish congregation.... Read More

Port Talbot – St Therese of Lisieux

Built in 1970-1 to serve a post-war housing estate, this is an ambitious design by Thomas Price and is typical of many... Read More

Presteigne – Assumption of Our Lady and St Therese

Originally built by and for a community of Carmelite nuns, this was the first commission of the noted Catholic... Read More

Rhayader – St Francis of Assisi

A small and plain Franciscan church of 1956, whose chief feature is the boldly-coloured dalle de verre Buckfast Abbey... Read More

Saundersfoot – St Bride

A small church of the mid-1960s in a low-key contemporary style, using a wide variety of materials. The building has... Read More

St David’s – St Michael

A functional stone-built design of modest size with no external elaboration, built in 1866 and historically serving a... Read More

Swansea – St David’s Priory

The earliest surviving nineteenth century Catholic church in Swansea, built by the charismatic Fr Charles Kavanagh and... Read More

Swansea (Dan-y-Graig) – St Illtyd

A church built by the Benedictines in 1927, in a simplified Gothic style with nave, west tower and south aisle. A... Read More

Swansea (Dunvant) – St Joachim and St Anne

A functional concrete portal-framed building of the mid-1960s, built to serve the post-war suburban expansion of... Read More

Swansea (Gendros), Holy Cross

A modern brick design by Thomas Price with a rewarding interior - essentially octagonal on plan, with sanctuary walls... Read More

Swansea (Landore) – St Peter

A modest rectangular building of dual-purpose church and hall character, built in a simple Gothic style by the... Read More

Swansea (Morriston) – Sacred Heart

A modest 1950s brick church, re-orientated and given a striking new apse in 1964. The dominant feature of the simple... Read More

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