Newport Cathedral is a busy, active and attractive Christian community and place of worship. It serves as a parish church, as well as the Cathedral for the Diocese of Monmouth; thus the Dean is also the vicar of the parish of St Woolos, and its daughter church, St Martin-in-the-Gaer.
There is a regular pattern of services, to which all are warmly welcomed.
The cathedral is situated on top of Stow Hill overlooking the city of Newport. It is of very ancient foundation, and has a long and fascinating history. The building itself, open daily, has much architectural merit which provides a rewarding experience for visitors, as well as a quiet space for private reflection or prayer.
There is a very strong musical tradition at Newport Cathedral, with a full choir of men and boys, as well as a recently-formed girls' choir. The Cathedral also has its own Orchestra-in-Residence, the acclaimed St Woolos Sinfonia.
This is enhanced by a programme of concerts and other events, open to all.
*** Our apologies ***
Please be aware that, due to the discovery of significant dry rot in
the Cathedral floor our space and facilities are severely and unavoidably
limited for the time being. August 2018
An entirely new form of Constitution, to modernise and streamline
the administrative structure of Newport Cathedral, has been approved
by the Governing Body of the Church in Wales.
You can read the new Constitution by clicking here
and see the new structure in diagrammatic form here
Weekday Choral Evensong
From the beginning of September (2018) the term-time Weekly Choral Evensong
will move from Friday to Wednesday and will be at the earlier time of 6.30pm
On Fridays Evening Prayer will be said at 5pm, as it will continue to be
on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Lay Clerks required for the Cathedral Choir
- Altos, Tenors, Basses -
UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE CATHEDRAL
|ARRTDUO An Outline of Peace - exhibition||Early September - late November||Details here|
|Recital - Junior Conservatoire (RWCMD)||Saturday 13th October at 12 noon|
|Recital - Lisa Jones (mezzo-soprano) & Emma Gibbins (piano)||Thursday 18th October||Details here|
|Handel's Messiah - Newport Philharmonic Choir||Saturday 20th October||Details here|
|Talk (Bishop Richard Fenwick) and AGM Friends of Newport Cathedral||Tuesday 30th October at 7pm||Details here|
|Recital - Blackweir Brass (RWCMD)||Saturday 3rd November at 12 noon|
|Concert - The Snowman - Newport Orchestra, Choristers etc||Saturday 15th December 7pm||Details here|