Cardiff is a vibrant city with millions of visitors each year. We have something to share with you!

Telling the story of Cardiff’s past, present and future through the lives and times of St Mary’s Church

Come and See!

We’re just a short walk from Cardiff Central Station at the top of Bute Street between the city centre and Cardiff Bay, and we’ve got lots of stories to tell!

Standing in the old docks area of Cardiff, our story is Cardiff’s story.

We are open daily for worship. Although we are working towards being open more outside these times, if you want to make sure of a visit just get in touch. We’d love to welcome you!

The main entrance is what appears to be the rear (west end) of the church through the car park.

A Guidebook is available, and we’re happy to arrange bespoke tours of the building for small of larger groups.

Facilities: Parking is available, and we have a toilet and baby changing facilities. There is an accessible entranceway, and a loop system for the hard of hearing.

In 2021, our plans will bring a more accessible and welcoming entranceway from Bute Street which will lead through our gardens into an Interpretation Area, sharing the story of who we are: our past and present and future, an engaging exhibition for visitors to Cardiff and local people alike.

If you want to get under the skin of Cardiff, and glimpse something of its growth into what it is today, Butetown – and St Mary’s Church – is a must!

We hope to see you soon!

Please note that visits and activities are determined by current COVID restrictions in place at the time.


In the walls and windows

We love to welcome schools to St Mary’s and we have lots of activities and ideas which are of use across the curriculum. Our School Resource Pack, “In the walls and windows” is an introduction of some of the secret treasures just waiting to be discovered! Find out more here

Faithful Butetown

With several churches of different traditions, two mosques and a Ty Krishna centre within walking distance of each other, along with other fascinating landmarks and historical and religious sites, we’re well placed in Butetown for you to visit many different places in one visit. Why not come and discover Faithful Butetown? Get in touch.

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