Penarth Ministry Area

This website covers the churches of  

St Augustine’s, Penarth

Holy Nativity, Penarth
St Dochdwy’s, Llandough

(Click here for All Saints, Penarth)

 Holy Nativity (CF64 1JF)

Holy Nativity Church ‘greets’ you as you drive into Penarth, via Windsor Road.


Originally part of the Parish of Llandough with Cogan, Holy Nativity Church  was consecrated by Bishop Richard Lewis on 29 January 1894.

Before that, in the mid 1880s, it met in an old stable in Dock Street Cogan.



Icon of 'The Christ of the Eucharist' The Sancutary Shrine of Our Lady

In 1988 a bequest was used to purchase the Icon of ‘The Christ of the Eucharist’.

Shrine of Our Lady

Holy Nativity Church

The  dedication as The Church of The Holy Nativity was very apt as the first sermon preached in the original stable church was on a Christmas Day.

The nave was burnt out by incendiary bombs on 4 March 1941.  The Chancel arch was filled in with bricks and the congregation worshipped in the Chancel until the restoration. The building was re-consecrated on 25 February 1953.

In 1956 the Parish boundaries were changed and Holy Nativity was transferred from the Parish of Llandough to the Parish of Penarth.


The Anglo-Catholic tradition of Holy Nativity is enjoyed in a prayerful, warm, welcoming “family” atmosphere. We have a 9.15am Mass and a midweek Mass on the first Tuesday of the month at 10.30am.


We welcome all from the community who want to use the church for Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals.

The church can seat up to 100 people.


In recent years, we have carried out extensive repairs to the walls around the grounds. This has meant clearing vegetation and trees which were cracking the wall and making it dangerous, and removing overgrown bushes. We have also removed diseased ash trees.

We are currently undertaking a project to replant and lay out the grounds, featuring new trees, perennial plants and a wild-life friendly meadow area. This will take a number of seasons and is done in consultation with the Vale of Glamorgan

St Augustine’s

St Dochdwy’s

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