The Parish of S. Stephen & Holy Trinity lies within the area of Pillgwenlly, close to the mouth of the River Usk. Pillgwenlly has a population of approximately 6000, consisting of a number of different cultures and nationalities. Pillgwenlly is a lively place and the local shops, pubs and clubs help to foster a strong sense of community spirit.
S. Stephen’s is a Traditional Anglo Catholic Parish Church which supports the aims and objectives of Credo Cymru (Forward in Faith Wales).
S. Stephen’s is part of the Deanery of Newport in the Diocese of Monmouth.
Our Sunday morning Mass is solemn and sung. The rite is the Book of Common Prayer (1984) with Propers from the 3 year lectionary. Children's activities take place in the children's corner during Mass.
Mass is said daily, with Benediction following Mass on Fridays. On Tuesdays Mass is at the Mission to Seafarers, Newport Dock where we are pleased to welcome visiting seafarers. On Wednesdays we attend Mass at S. Teilo's Church, in the Alway area of Newport which Fr. Edward celebrates as they are without a Parish Priest. We remember our departed loved ones at our monthly Mass of Requiem. During Lent, we have Stations of the Cross which we share with S. Michael's R.C. Church. Please see the Services or This Week pages for details of times and locations.
We have a small church choir led by our Organist & Choirmaster, Mr Geoff Couldrey.
Our Socials committee organises several events each year with the joint aim of raising funds for the upkeep of the church and facilitating fellowship among our congregation and friends. We meet in the church hall for Sunday lunch every month.
Bookings for Baptisms (Christenings) and Weddings can be made in church on Wednesday evenings at 6pm. Please check This Week to ensure someone is in church on Wednesdays as rarely we have to cancel.
This website is intended both as a resource by those who regularly worship in S. Stephen and by anyone wishing to find out more about the parish and church. Further work on this website is being undertaken, so please do visit us again soon.
A warm welcome awaits all who visit us.