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The Wales (South East) Mission of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham was established from previous 'Exploration Groups' in July 2014 and began to serve Ordinariate members in South East Wales from a 'base' in Cardiff, where a chapel was specially provided for the Ordinariate by Archbishop George Stack in the mother church of the Archdiocese, the Metropolitan Cathedral of St.David, Cardiff.
This chapel was created out of a recess to the right of the Cathedral sanctuary, with a reredos and altar provided by the Cathedral congregation. Ordinariate Use Mass was first celebrated there in May 2014, and our group's pastor, Fr Bernard Sixtus was ordained as a Catholic priest of the Ordinariate in St David's Cathedral, Cardiff on 2nd July 2014.
However, after two years of celebrating a monthly Sunday Mass together in this chapel, the group developed to a stage where we needed to make arrangements for a weekly Sunday Ordinariate Mass, and do so at a more convenient time on a Sunday, if possible.
In order to allow for this, our Ordinary Mgr Newton and Archbishop Stack made arrangements for us to move to the small 19th century church of SS Basil & Gwladys in Rogerstone on the edge of Newport, where weekly Sunday Mass has been celebrated at 11.30am since Sunday 19th February 2017.
SS Basil & Gwladys is a beautiful small church in a location easily accessible from different parts of South Wales, about 5 minutes off the M4 (jct 27), with good parking and public transport links (rail and bus). For details of our 'new home', see their website at http://allsaintsrcnewport.org.uk/saint-basil-saint-gwladys.
You can now also find us on Facebook; to do so, take a look at www.facebook.com/ordinariatesoutheastwales!
Some of our history 'in pictures' can be viewed on the right.
Please contact Fr Bernard Sixtus for more information.
Ss Basil & Gwladys Catholic Church
Newport NP10 9 DW