St Augustine's Church

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Although the St Augustine's Church dates from 1108, a religious presence is thought to have existed at the approximate location for around a century prior to this. The oldest surviving part of the building, the west doorway, dates from c. 1200. The building was enlarged in 1470, when a nave, tower and chancel were added. The church unusually allowed for the wives of deceased clergymen to hold its living– a Katherine Morgan of Llanrumney Hall did so in 1603. The church was extensively refurbished in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. The churchyard is believed to have been cleared of ancient burials at some point during the mid-19th Century, as no extant stone is older than this. The tower's clock was installed in 1962. Most of the church's stained glass dates from 1915 (the work of Charles Eamer Kempe), though the pair of Te Deum windows were not added until 1950.

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Founded: c. 1200
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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John Loaring (5 years ago)
Beautiful ancient church.
Cathryn Giles (5 years ago)
Very warm welcome and inclusive
Sharon Roberts (5 years ago)
went for a coffee morning what alovely church people so welcoming also Granddaughter has panio lessons there.
Mobile Disco & Entertainments Cardiff (6 years ago)
Fantastic church hall to hire for your parties/events with kitchen access and large hall area.
Matthew Woodford (6 years ago)
Inclusive, friendly and welcoming. Caring priests and congregation, not to mention beautifully renovated. Congregation, choir, choral scholars, Sunday school are growing continuously. Great place! :)
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