St Asaph Cathedral

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Saint Asaph Cathedral has its own website at

Saint Asaph Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese of St Asaph, one of the six dioceses of the Church in Wales.

Saint Kentigern built his Church here in AD560. When he returned to Strathclyde in AD573 he left Asaph as his successor. Since that time the Cathedral has been dedicated to Saint Asaph and the Diocese bears his name.

The present building was begun in the thirteenth century and is reputed to be the smallest ancient cathedral in Great Britain. It is the home of the William Morgan Bible and as such provides a vital link with Welsh culture and literature.

Many of our visitors describe the Cathedral as a ‘Hidden Gem’… why not come and find out for yourself?  Entrance is free with donations welcome.

Cathedral offered free to charity

Our annual competition allows one lucky charity to use the Cathedral for a concert or event free of charge – a prize worth £700.


Ymweliadau Ysgolion Every year, up to a thousand children visit St Asaph Cathedral as…

Facilities for Hire

Cyfleusterau Hurio The Cathedral is available for hire at very reasonable rates for various…


Music has been offered in St Asaph Cathedral for centuries. It is a vital…

Supporting Us

Please Support the Cathedral The Cathedral depends upon monetary donations. Regular or one-off donations…

Visit us

You are welcome to visit at any time during the day. We are open…

Who’s who?

Corff y’r Eglwys Gadeiriol – The Cathedral Body Dean The Very Reverend Nigel Williams…