St. Mary’s, Whitchurch


Sunday Service times

8.00am Said Eucharist
10.00am Sung Eucharist (All Age Service on 1st Sunday of each month)
6.00pm Sung Evensong.

Services during the week

Monday 10.00am Holy Eucharist
Thursday 10.00am Holy Eucharist

About St Mary’s:

The Rev’d Chancellor Canon John Rowlands, erstwhile Rector of the Benefice,
has retired.  The Rev’d John Davis of Tredegar was appointed as the
new incumbent, and he took up post at the end of April.

Our Mission:

To live our lives in self-giving love to the glory of God, as Jesus did, so that the Kingdom of God may grow in our hearts and in our community.
‘ This is our God, the Servant King: He calls us now to follow Him;
To bring our lives as a daily offering of worship to the Servant King.
So let us learn how to serve, and in our hearts enthrone Him;
Each other’s needs to prefer for it is Christ we’re serving.’


St Mary’s is a large and beautiful parish church in the centre of Whitchurch, Cardiff.
Not so old as it looks, St Mary’s was built in 1884. There has, however, been a church on or near the site since the 14th century.  It is a glorious building with a wonderful balance of scale and intimacy. While its primary function is, and always will be, the worship of God, it is a brilliant concert venue with a fine organ.

St Mary’s is part of the Diocese of Llandaff and is at the centre of the Rectorial Benefice of Whitchurch – “One Benefice – Four Churches, serving God and his people”. The Benefice of Whitchurch comprises St Mary’s in Whitchurch, St Thomas’s in Birchgrove, All Saints’ in Rhiwbina, and All Saints’ in Llandaff North.

  • Team Vicars: Rev’d Marja Flipse & Rev’d Peter Mortimer
  • Assistant Curate :  Rev’d Nicholas Gill
  • Trainee Ordinand: Ruth Coombs
  • Lay Reader: Geoff Foot
  • Rector’s Warden: Jill Evans
  • People’s Warden: Jennifer Llewellyn
  • Director of Music: Thomas Mottershead

Please contact Jill Evans on 02920 625019 for information about hiring the Church Hall for private or corporate functions.


Social Media

Facebook-like twitter-followSt. Mary’s, Whitchurch, is on Twitter and Facebook. Follow and like us there!

Map and Directions

Google Map of church locationSt. Mary’s Church is situated on the corner of Church Road and Penlline Road.  This is the main crossroads in Whitchurch village and it is controlled by traffic lights.

Coming from Junction 32 of the M4 you need to head for the A4054 for Whitchurch.  Following this road down the hill you will eventually arrive at a roundabout known locally as ‘The Velindre’, where five roads meet.

Go straight on at this roundabout and you will pass Orchard Drive on the right (which is where the Rectory is situated) and just a little further on you will see the church at the crossroads.

If you turn right at this junction into Church Road you will see the Church Hall on the left hand side.  Outside of peak hours you can park on Church Road close to the Church.