Cathedral Church of St. Joseph


Convent Street, Swansea, SA1 2BX

Telephone: 01792 652683

Welcome to the home of Menevia Cathedral on the web.


The Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Joseph, is the mother Church to the Diocese of Menevia and seat of its Bishop, Thomas Matthew.


Our mission is to facilitate the Catholic faith by bearing witness to the message of Jesus Christ and encouraging all to seek and know him.


The Cathedral is found in the Greenhill area of Swansea and its origins can be traced to the missionary endeavours of Benedictine priests who extended their pastoral care here from the parish of Saint David in the mid-nineteenth century.


By 1888 the Order of Saint Benedict had nurtured a thriving Catholic community in Greenhill and begun construction of a new parish church.  The church was elevated to Cathedral status in 1987.


Today, the Cathedral continues the same mission set about by the Benedictine Fathers and stands as an outward symbol of the Catholic faith in South Wales.



Rev. Canon Benedict Koledoye

Cathedral Administrator




Watch our Daily Mass (Livestream)

We will be livestreaming Mass every morning at 9am on this page.


Holy Hour and Benediction

There will be Holy Hour and Benediction on Wednesdays. Families are encouraged to avail themselves of this opportunity for family devotion and praying the Rosary. Streamed live below and on Facebook (link below).


Sunday Mass (Livestream)

Sunday Mass will be Iivestreamed here and also streamed on Facebook at:


Welcome to the home of Menevia Cathedral on the web.


The Re-opening of the Church:

Sincere thanks to those volunteer Stewards who enabled the church to open for private prayer last week.

Having reviewed the process, it has been decided to keep the same opening hours next week, that is:

  • Monday 6th July from 10:00 a.m. till 12 noon;

  • Wednesday 8th July from 5:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m.; and

  • Friday 10th July from 2:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m.


For now, we will continue to monitor attendance during these periods. I would, however, like to remind you that future opening times may need to be varied according to the availability of volunteers and as stated previously, the more volunteers we have, the longer the church will be able to remain open. If you feel you can help, please contact the parish office. Training will be given. Thank you.