St Cadoc’s

Certain services have resumed, with CoViD measures in place:

  • Sunday, 09:00 — Sung Eucharist (please book by email to the office)
  • Monday, 18:00 — Evening Prayer, followed by 18:30, Said Eucharist
  • Thursday, 09:30 — Morning Prayer, followed by 10:00, Said Eucharist

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The Parish Church of Saint Cadoc, Cadoxton-juxta-Barry

The Parish Church is situated in the one-time village of Cadoxton (or Cadoxton-juxta-Barry in full) and is affectionately referred to as the ‘Old Village Church’. 150 years ago, Cadoxton was the largest village in the Barry area: for example, in 1844 the Parliamentary register contained 25 names: Twenty from Cadoxton and five from Barry.

The church was founded in 800 AD and dedicated to St Cadoc, it was from the church that the village took its name.

St Cadoc’s Church is an ancient church, and is of historic interest, one of the historical attractions is a Laudian Altar-rail which ‘boxes in’ the Altar on three sides. It is a Grade II listed building.  The present structure being Norman but built on the site of an earlier church founded by St Cadoc himself.

The church itself is nestled behind a row of large Yew trees, the graveyard is now closed, but the remembrance garden is still being used. Construction of a new toilet began in June 2021.

All of our team minister at each of the four churches, but Fr Dan has special responsibility for St Cadoc’s.

Rectors of Cadoxton-juxta-Barry

  • 1534: Lewis Thomas
  • 1554: Thomas ap Morgan
  • 1561: Lewis Adams
  • 1564–1565: Thomas Morgan
  • 1626: Laomedan (Lemuell) Fowler
  • 1639: George Fowler
  • 1646: Thomas Lloyd
  • 1662: John Cutts
  • 1670: Edmund Estance
  • 1705: Thomas Lucas
  • 1750: Joseph Thomas
  • 1757: Cornelius Norwood
  • 1766: William Jenkins
  • 1777: William Price
  • 1830: Gabriel Powell
  • 1859: William Morgan
  • 1871: Ebenezer Morris
  • 1902–1920: John Smith Longdon (also Rural Dean of Barry from 1915; died 21 February 1931, aged 63)
  • 1921–1940: William Austin-Davies (died 26 September 1946, aged 65)
  • 1941–1946: Alban Lloyd-Jones
  • 1946–1973: Cyril Andrew Davies (later also Rural Dean of Barry, and a Canon of Llandaff from 1957; died in post, 14 February 1973)
  • 1973–1991: Gerald Robert Steele (died 16 May 2001, aged 75)
  • 1992–2011: John Malcolm Hughes SSC
  • 2012–2016: Benjamin (Ben) Andrews SSC

Sources: Luxton, Brian C. St Cadoc’s — A History of the Old Village Church, Cadoxton-Juxta-Barry (1980); Church Times archives

Vicars with responsibility for Cadoxton (St Cadoc’s and St Mary’s) in the Rectorial Benefice of Barry

  • 2016–2020: Ben Andrews SSC (Team Rector)
  • 2021–present: Dan Barnes-Davies (Vicar)

Some assistant clergy of the Parish of Cadoxton

  • 1947–1953: Grenfell Rees, Curate (ordained 1943, died 2016)
  • 1957–1961: Wynne Vaughan Lake, Curate (ordained 1957, died 2015)
  • 1967–1971: Royston Matthews, Curate (ordained 1964)
  • 1971–1975: Graham Wheeler, Curate (ordained 1966, died 2017)
  • 1975–1979: Peter Roberts, Curate (ordained 1975)
  • 1979–1981: Christopher Probert, Curate (ordained 1978)
  • 1982–1985: Roy Owen (ordained 1945, died 2006; Curate of Merthyr Dyfan, 1951–1956)
  • 1986–1989: James Power, Curate (ordained 1986, now Vicar of St Mary’s Harrow-on-the-Hill and Chaplain at Harrow School)
  • 1990–1991: Colin Sanderson, Curate (ordained 1987 to Merthyr Dyfan, now Vicar of St James’s Congleton)
  • 2015–2021: Chris Seaton SSC, Assistant Priest
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