Welcome To Newport Cathedral

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Welcome To Newport Cathedral

Join Our Community

Welcome To Newport Cathedral

Join Our Community

Welcome To Newport Cathedral

Join Our Community

Welcome To Newport Cathedral

Join Our Community

+44  (0)1633  267464

105 Stow Hill, Newport, NP20 4ED


Welcome to Newport Cathedral – the seat of the Bishop of Monmouth and the mother church of her Diocese.

The Cathedral has deep spiritual roots and has been a sacred site for over fifteen hundred years. Here St Woolos (Gwynllyw) founded a place of prayer in the fifth century, following a vision and calling by God.

Here Christ has been present and proclaimed in word, sacrament and loving service, shining a beacon of hope for all. Here sanctuary has been found from the struggles and pains of life, that Christ may bid ‘all come to him who are weary and carrying heavy burdens’ (Mathew 11:28), to lay them before his throne of grace. Here key moments of life have been celebrated, rejoicing in the Lord with joy and gladness.

Today Newport Cathedral is a vibrant house of prayer and worship, offering an open and inclusive welcome to all, and reaching out in faithful and loving service. The arts have a central place in our life and we host many concerts, exhibitions and events. Music is at the core of our worship.

The smallest of the Welsh Cathedrals, it offers intimacy and versatility. We look forward to welcoming you in-person whenever you are able to come through our doors.

Ian Black
Dean of Newport


Purpose of the Church in Wales
The Church in Wales is part of the world-wide Anglican Communion. “Its calling is to nurture men and women in the faith of Jesus Christ and to aid them to grow in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, so that the good news of God’s grace may be clearly proclaimed in the world and that God’s Kingdom may be honoured and advanced”

From the Constitution of the Church in Wales

We take the care of everyone seriously in the Cathedral.  We follow the Safeguarding Policies for the Church in Wales and everyone who works in the Cathedral, both lay and ordained and whether volunteers or paid, is required to abide by them.

The Church in Wales has a dedicated page for Safeguarding, which can be viewed here: https://www.churchinwales.org.uk/en/safeguarding/.


Upcoming Events in the Cathedral


Thursday October 7th  –  Concert 7.30 pm
Thomas and Richard McMahon (cello and piano)

Saturday October 9th
Come and Sing  –  Requiem

Saturday October 16th  –  Midday Recital
Fitzhardinge Consort (choir)

Saturday November 13th  –  Midday Recital
Fumi Otsuki (violin)

For further details see the Cathedral News section below

RSCM International Chorister Day
Event in Cathedral Sunday 19th September
Click here for details

Q & A Session with the Dean
on Sunday 3rd October, after 10.30 Eucharist
Click here for details

We have vacancies for the posts of
Residentiary Canon and for Verger & Sacristan
Click here for details

We are pleased to announce the resumption of Choral Evensong, starting on September 15th. Wednesdays at 6.30pm and Sundays at 5.00pm

For details of all services this week,
as well as Notices, Readings and streaming links
Click here

St WOOLOS QUARTERLY Newsletter  –  now out
Autumn 2021    Click here

Cathedral News


New To The Cathedral


If you are planning your first visit to Newport Cathedral then we’d like to offer you a warm welcome.  Wherever your interests may lie, you can find out more on our visitor’s page

I'm New

We are always pleased to open our doors to new members of our Cathedral community. Find out more and we may be able to answer your questions on our new member’s page.

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