St Paul

Designed by the Arts and Crafts architect John Coates Carter, working with JP Seddon, St Paul's has been described as being the finest of his surviving early churches.

About this church

In 1885 Lord Windsor gave one acre of land to locate a church for the new Cardiff suburb of Grangetown. He financed the initial building costs of £4000. The foundation stone was laid in 1889 and the building was opened by the Bishop of Llandaff on 5 February 1890. A chancel was added in 1902.

Pevsner's Buildings of Wales describes the building materials as ‘highly eccentric’. The walls consist of Pennant rubble with dressings of pink Staffordshire sandstone. It also has an early and unusual example of concrete construction; major elements are formed from concrete mixed with pebbles, crushed brick and sandstone chippings.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • Car park at church

Other nearby churches

Norwegian Church

The Norwegian church is a poignant reminder of when Cardiff was one of the greatest sea ports in the world, when Norwegian ships transported Scandinavian timber to South Wales for use as pit props in the coal mines, and would then export coal back to Norway.

St John the Baptist

St John’s is a haven of peace at the heart of Cardiff. It was established in the 12th century to serve the Castle and those living nearby, though the current building.


Ebenezer Chapel now renamed Cornerstone is in central Cardiff on Charles Street opposite St David’s Catholic Cathedral.

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