St Mary's Church
St Mary St, Risca, Newport NP11 6GF
During Churches Unlocked...
Saturday 3rd and 10th: 10am - 4pm
Sunday 4th and 11th: 12 noon - 4pm
Weekdays: 11am - 4pm
Church records and registers will be on display and available to investigate all week. Refreshments available.
- Fri, 09 JunSt Mary's Church, Risca09 Jun 2023, 18:00St Mary's Church, Risca, 55 St Mary St, Risca, Newport NP11 6GF, UK
- Sat, 03 JunSt Mary's Church, Risca03 Jun 2023, 15:00 – 16:00St Mary's Church, Risca, 55 St Mary St, Risca, Newport NP11 6GF, UK03 Jun 2023, 15:00 – 16:00St Mary's Church, Risca, 55 St Mary St, Risca, Newport NP11 6GF, UKAn hour of finding flowers, counting creepy crawlies and identifying wildlife in the churchyard. Suitable for all ages. QR codes will be on display throughout the week for those who would like to be involved in the count but can't make it to the launch.
The site was originally occupied by a Roman building (possibly a temple).
The subsequent medieval church dated from c1146. In mid 18th-century services were held in Welsh, by 1813 only chiefly in Welsh.
In 1839 Chartists marching to Newport passed the church, which was locked to shelter parishioners.
The discovery of coal seams on parish land and subsequent population expansion led to demolition of the old church in 1852 and commissioning of architect W G Habershon to design the present building.
The church contains some interesting memorials as well as unusual abstract 20th-century stained glass by Celtic Studios.
Wheelchair accessible. There is a handrail situated next to the steps at the main entrance. We have a small ramp that can be placed in the west door for disabled access.
Parking available in Church Hall car park (opposite the church). There are some public parking spaces surrounding the church, and parking available in local streets near the church - Grove Road / Exchange Rd.
A bus stop ( Public Hall stop) really near the church - 151/56 service from Newport.
Risca train station is 1.1 miles from the church.