Church of Our Lady RC Church

Church of Our Lady is part of the diocese of Menervia.  It is now served from Lampeter by Father Valentine.

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Celebration of the Mass is held each Saturday at 5pm in lieu of a Sunday Mass and a Mass and Benediction or Rosary each Wednesday at 10 am.  During Lent following the Wednesday Mass there is the Stations of the Cross.

Anyone who wishes to talk to Fr Valentine in private, or indeed is a patient at the Cottage Hospital can contact Father anytime.  Unable the Church is unable to be open in the day for quiet prayer, but this can be arranged by telephoning or emailing.

The church building was originally designed in 1935 by George L Owens and built by F Smith for a cost of £650.  In 1980 the church hall which was in disrepair had to be demolished.  a new hall sacristy and sanctuary extension, under the supervision of Canon Luff, was designed by local architect Martin Watts and built by local builder Haydn Hudson.  In 1998 the structure of the church deteriorated and became safe.  It became necessary to demolish it and rebuild it to the same footprint.  the wall between the main part of the church and the sanctuary, which has an attractive arch, was retained.  Designed again by Martin Watts it was rebuilt by Roy Scot Jones and dedicated by Bishop Mullins.

The altar table is made from slate from the Floddfa Ganol Quarry near Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The fine stained glass window above the altar was made by Brother Gilbert from Prinknash Abbey.

The carved stones set in the altar date from the 13th and 14th centuries and come from the original Llandaff Cathedral which had fallen into disrepair after the Reformation.

Like many churches the cost of maintenance and repair of the church outweigh the income received by the dwindling members who visit. Church members fund raise continuously but if you can help in anyway they would love to hear from you!

Further contacts:

Bob and Philippa: bobandphilly1@btinternet.com   

Dorothy Burgess: dorothy@broadwayhouse.org    01550 721951

 

 

 

Facilities

  • Community Hall - Hire at £5 per hour

Contact Details

Church of Our Lady RC Church
College View
Llandovery
SA20 0BD

Contact: Father Valentine

Tel: Fr Valentine: 01570 421003 | 07449 644861

Email: Fr Valentine: valmob2003@yahoo.co.uk