St Patrick's Church, Newport

St Patrick's Church is a Roman Catholic parish church in Newport, Wales. It was built from 1962 to 1962 for the Rosminians, who continue to serve the church. It is situated on Cromwell Road near the city centre. Its interior was furnished by Jonah Jones and it is a Grade II listed building.[1]

St Patrick's Church
St Patrick's Church, Newport by Jon K.jpg
Coordinates: 51°34′59″N 2°57′59″W / 51.583°N 2.9665°W / 51.583; -2.9665
OS grid referenceST331875
LocationNewport, Wales
CountryUnited Kingdom
DenominationRoman Catholic
WebsiteStPatricksNewport.org.uk
History
StatusParish church
Founder(s)Rosminians
DedicationSaint Patrick
Consecrated10 June 1980
Architecture
Functional statusActive
Heritage designationGrade II listed
Designated31 October 2011[1]
Architect(s)Cyril Bates
Completed28 August 1963
Administration
ProvinceCardiff
ArchdioceseCardiff
DeaneryNewport
ParishSt Patrick's

HistoryEdit

FoundationEdit

In 1890, the population of Newport increased with the opening of a steel mill by John Lysaght and Co. In 1909, a building on Corporation Road was bought to act as a place of worship for the increasing Catholic population. In 1925, a church made of iron was built on Cromwell Road and it became the centre of the new parish. The church itself was also made by John Lysaght and Co., was designed by Cyril F. Bates and had a capacity of 550 people. It was opened by the Archbishop of Cardiff Francis Mostyn. In 1927, a presbytery was built and in 1947, a church hall.[2]

ConstructionEdit

In 1962, building work started on a larger church, with a capacity of 600. As before, it was designed by Cyril Bates. Construction was done by Noel T. James Ltd. On 28 August 1963, the church was opened by the Archbishop of Cardiff, John Murphy. On 10 June 1980, the church was consecrated. It has mosaics, a baldacchino, the east window and carvings above the chancel all designed by Jonah Jones.[2]

ParishEdit

The church remains in its own parish, which is still served by the Rosminians. Its Sunday Masses are at 6:00pm on Saturday and at 10:00am on Sunday.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church Liswerry from British Listed Buildings, retrieved 19 June 2022
  2. ^ a b Historic England, Newport - St Patrick, Taking Stock, retrieved 19 June 2022
  3. ^ St Patrick, Newport from Archdiocese of Cardiff, retrieved 19 June 2022

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