to the Wales (South East) webpage!
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 - namely, a small chapel in the mother church of the Archdiocese, the Metropolitan Cathedral of St.David, Cardiff. 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. So our Ordinary, Monsignor Keith Newton and Archbishop George 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. **The church is currently CLOSED due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: see alterations to services listed below**
Two former Anglican clergy have since been ordained to the Sacred Priesthood from the ranks of our Group:
Fr David Hathaway assists the Wales SE Group and has established a fruitful link with the Cardiff Oratory in Formation at St Alban-on-the-Moors Church in Splott, Cardiff and at the University Chaplaincy at Newman Hall, Nazareth House.
Fr David Prichard is a Hospital Chaplain at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and assists both the Bristol Group (monthly, albeit currently SUSPENDED due to COVID-19) and the Wales SE Group in the celebration of Mass and the other Sacraments.
You can now also find us on Facebook; to do so, take a look at:
COVID-19 alterations in effect until further notice
See below for Mass times and locations
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 (**SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**)
Newport NP10 9DW
During restrictions for the duration of the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic:
c/o Catholic Church of St David Lewis and St Francis Xavier
26 Porth-y-Carne Street, Usk, NP15 1RZ