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Parish of Aberystwyth

A very warm welcome to you all!

This is the website of the Catholic Parish of Aberystwyth. The parish serves the needs of the Catholic community of north Ceredigion and has two churches: Welsh Martyrs in Penparcau, Aberystwyth, and Holy Cross in Aberaeron. The clergy also serve the parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Lampeter. The parish priest undertakes the role of Catholic chaplain to Bronglais Hospital and Aberystwyth University.

Our mission is to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, alive and risen today, to worship in faith the living and loving God, and to make his love present in this beautiful part of the world.

Maybe it's been a long time since you last came to church, or maybe you've never been inside a Catholic church - if this is you, you are particularly welcome among us. We look forward to welcoming you very soon!

Below is our LIVE webcam from Welsh Martyrs Church, which you can tune in to at any time of the day or night for Masses, services or for prayer - please pray for our parish! (For the best viewing aspect open in full screen.)

Please note that the former Church of Our Lady of the Angels and St Winefride on Queen's Road is no longer in use.

Parish Locations

Times of Mass on weekdays can be found in the newsletter. For Sunday Masses, please see below.

Welsh Martyrs, Aberystwyth - link to Google Maps

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Lampeter - link to Google Maps

Holy Cross, Aberaeron - link to Google Maps

Please note that Sunday Mass times will be changing from June 29th/30th, to the following:
Parish Day Time
Aberystwyth Saturday 6:00 PM
Aberystwyth Sunday 8:30 AM
Aberystwyth Sunday 10:30 AM
Aberaeron Sunday 9:00 AM
Lampeter Sunday 11:00 AM


You can find information about our most recent activities in our weekly newsletter, and you are warmly invited to attend.


The parish can be contacted using the details below.

Parish Priest

  • Fr Matthew Roche-Saunders
  • Phone: 01970 617159
  • Mobile: 07481 250934
  • Email: aberystwyth@menevia.org
  • Postal Address: Brynhyfryd, Piercefield Lane, Aberystwyth, SY23 1RX

Parish Safeguarding Representative

St Padarn's Primary School

The Catholic Parish of Aberystwyth is part of the Diocese of Menevia (Registered charity number 234168).