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. 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





Welcome to the home of Menevia Cathedral on the web.






The Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill  currently before the Senedd will effectively remove the rights of parents as the first educators of their children. It will threaten the nature and purpose of Catholic schools as well as being an affront to devout Jews, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims in Wales. Please use this link to register your objection to this Bill.


SCHEDULE OF MASS: Please note that public Masses are on every other day, starting from Monday this week. This may be the regular arrangement until after the lockdown except on Solemnities and Holy Days of Obligation.


MASS SCHEDULE AND TIER 4 RESTRICTIONS: Since Wales entered into a nation-wide lockdown on midnight of Sunday, 20th December, I have received a number of calls from parishioners asking for clarification of the “Places of Worship and Services” regulations which apply during this lockdown.   What is fundamental about the rules, and the main advice of the Welsh Government, it is that people should “stay at home” for all but essential reasons.  Please see Alert level 4: frequently asked questions. It is instructive to note that unlike during previous lockdowns, attending “Places of Worship” is now recognised as being an essential reason.   On this note, the Cathedral will remain open for Masses and prayers as scheduled, over the Christmastide.   Masses will also be live-streamed on our website. Be assured that we are continuing to comply, with strict adherence, to government COVID-19 health and safety protocol.

For further updates, please keep watching the newsletter on the Parish website.  Please note that ALL Masses booked will be celebrated on the due date. However, there will be days when Mass will be celebrated privately and not streamed online.  Please stay safe and keep praying.


WEARING OF MASKS: The wearing of face-coverings/masks in church is now obligatory in Wales. Please ensure that you have a face-covering/mask with you and that you put it on before you enter the Cathedral.


HOLY COMMUNION - IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO AVOID ACCIDENTS: Please either unloop your face covering or lower it before you step forward to receive Holy Communion. Extend your arms/hands fully and consume immediately. Then replace your face covering.


LIVE-STREAMING: We will continue to live-stream all Masses via the web  (You can see this below.)




Saturday 23rd                                                            -   10 am No Mass    

                        - Third Sunday in Ordinary Time     -   6 pm  Vigil Mass


Sunday 24th     - Third Sunday in Ordinary Time              -  8 am Mass

                                                                                        -  10 am Mass          


Monday 25th                                                                   -   10 am Mass


Tuesday 26th                                                                 -   Private Mass


Wednesday 27th                                                             -   10 am Mass


Thursday 28th                                                                -   Private Mass


Friday 29th                                                                      -   10 am Mass                                                                                                                                                            


Saturday 30th                                                            -   10 am No Mass    

                        - Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time     -   6 pm Vigil Mass


Sunday 31st     - Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time             -  8 am Mass

                                                                                         -  10 am Mass