St. Cadoc's Catholic Church

Know About Us

Welcome to the website

Welcome to the website of St. Cadoc’s Parish Cardiff. We are a Catholic community-based in the Llanrumney and Old St. Mellon’s areas of the City of Cardiff and are one of the parishes of the Archdiocese of Cardiff.

The parish was established in 1956, celebrating its Golden Jubilee in 2006. Llanrumney is a mixed Council and privately owned housing estate, Old St. Mellon’s being a private estate village. The community of St. Cadoc’s consists, as does the Church universal of many different nationalities. We have parishioners either directly or with generational links to England, Ireland, Scotland, Malta, Poland, India, Ghana, Spain, Italy, Canada, Jamaica, Greece, South Africa, Peru, Switzerland, France and of course Wales.

In 1958 a CatholicPrimary School for the parish was established, sending children after Year 6 to St. Illtyd’s CatholicHigh School and onwards to St. David’s CatholicSixthFormCollege. Our Primary School has achieved Grade A in both standards and teaching from the Local Authority. We also have within the parish St. John’sCollege which serves as a private school serving 3-18-year-olds. St. John’s is the Choir School for St. David’s Cathedral and is No. 1 achiever in Wales for GCSE and A’ Level results for several years now.

The parish has several groups such as The St. Vincent de Paul Society, The Union of Catholic Mothers (Wales), we also have a strong link with Missio and the AFP Red Boxes. We have a Children’s Liturgy Group and a Music Group. There are several groups that use our facilities, but not connected directly to the parish such as Llanrumney Seniors, Llanrumney Ladies Guild and Slimming World.

The original Church which served as a Club, Bingo Hall and everything in between was opened in 1956, with a brand new Church being opened in 1987, the original Church becoming a Parish Hall.

We are boarded by the parishes of St, John Lloyd and Blessed Sacrament, making the three of us jokingly known as the Bermuda Triangle. We also are next to St. Philip Evans and All Saints Newport Gwent.

This website is something new for us and we hope that it will not simply be a static site, but have lots of information and articles of interest from within and outside this parish. Thank you for reading our history and we hope you can find other things here to help you in your faith journey.