Certain services have resumed, with CoViD measures in place:
- Sunday, 10:30 — Said Eucharist (please book by email to the office)
- Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 09:30 — Morning Prayer
- Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 — Said Eucharist
The Church of Saint Mary the Blessed Virgin, Barry Dock
St Mary’s is a complete contrast to Cadoxton Parish 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, assisted by Fr Chris.
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 was formed in 2016, she was in the Parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Barry, whose priests are listed at St Cadoc’s page.