An invitation to visit the ‘Cathedral of the Gower’

Why not visit the Cathedral of the Gower?

St Nicholas Church, Nicholaston has been described as such by many people due to its rich ornamentation and decoration.

There was always a church in Nicholaston village but nearer the sea and due to erosion and inundation was moved, it is said, brick by brick to the present location. However, the church was completely rebuilt at the end of the 19th century by the Talbot family of Penrice castle who of course had connections with Margam Castle and of course St Michael’s Theological College in Llandaff.

It has also been described as a Victorian jewel-box but it does retain some early features such as the medieval chancel arch, a partial Celtic cross and a Norman font carved from a single stalagmite.

It is well worth a visit and there is parking by the re-ordered graveyard entrance and a few lay-bys very near as well

It is normally closed but on the last two Saturdays of July and all the Saturdays in August it will be open to the public between 10am and 4pm.

Do come, bring your camera and why not a picnic and sit on the bench by the preaching cross overlooking Oxwich Bay?

Nicholaston, Gower, Glamorgan, Wales, SA3 2HL

OS: SS521883

Canon Peter Brooks