St Mary’s

  • Sunday, 10:30 — Sung Eucharist
  • Tuesday, 09:30 — Morning Prayer followed by 10:00 Said Eucharist and refreshments
  • Saturday, 09:30 — Morning Prayer followed by 10:00 Said Eucharist

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St Mary’s Church,
Holton Road,
Barry CF63 4HP

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The Church of Saint Mary the Blessed Virgin, Barry Dock

St Mary’s is a complete contrast to the Old Village Church; it is a large town centre church, which was, in fact, never completed. This was due to the downturn in the wealth of the principal patroness of the church. Even so, the church was able to seat 500, this has now been greatly reduced, the main nave area will seat about 150.

St Mary’s was built for Tractarian worship (High Mass) and the High Altar boasts a splendid replica of crucifix and six candle stick from one of the Spanish Cathedrals. The church has now been partially re-ordered with a westward-facing nave altar and a westward altar in the side Chapel. These two new altars were consecrated by David Thomas, Provincial Assistant Bishop, in February 2002.

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

St Mary’s was consecrated on Midsummer’s Eve, 23 June 1905; her centenary was celebrated in 2005. [South Wales Echo report, 2005] Until the Rectorial Benefice (now Ministry Area) was formed in 2016, St Mary’s was the ‘daughter church’ in the Parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Barry, whose priests are listed at St Cadoc’s page.

Vicars with responsibility for St Mary’s in the Rectorial Benefice of Barry (called Barry Ministry Area)

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