Wales and the Marches Catholic History Society

Guided visit to Newport Cathedral, St. Woolos, on Wednesday  16th May  2018 at 10.45 am.

Legend has it that Gwynllyw (Woolos) founded the Cathedral in c. 500. He was told in  a dream to search for a white ox with a black spot on its forehead and to build a Church there, as an act of penitence. The mud and wattle structure subsequently erected became his grave, the foundation for a succession of churches built on the site at the top of Stow Hill. The extant Galilee Chapel (now called St. Mary’s Chapel) still bears evidence of its early Celtic foundation, although the main construction is Norman.
We have a few spare places for this event and will allot them on a first come first served basis
There is no charge for the day but we will make a collection for the Cathedral.
We have arranged to have lunch in Vittorio’s Restaurant opposite the Cathedral but this is optional.

To book a place and for further information contact ASPA :Tricia Coulthard: email –
phone – 02920 595 899


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