St Asaph Cathedral

St Asaph Cathedral

This is an imposing cathedral with fine examples of stained glass windows, a memorial to Bishop Morgan, the translator of the bible, into Welsh. Remarkable sculpture of ‘ The Naked Christ’ and a digital hub and exhibition for the Pilgrim’s way.

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.

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