04 January 2017

Cardiff: Saint Andrew’s Church

You’d think that a church located in St Andrew’s Crescent would be St Andrew’s Church and it was from the time construction began in 1860 until the population of inner-city Cardiff had declined to the point that the church was no longer viable and it closed its doors in 1954. 

As luck would have it, the Welsh-speaking people of Cardiff were then looking for a new location as their former church had been severely damaged during an air raid in the Second World War. So, on 1 November 1956, St Andrew’s Church was reconsecrated by the Archbishop of Wales and became St David’s Church or, more correctly, Eglwys Dewi Sant. I work in St Andrew’s Crescent so I get to see this lovely building several times each week.

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