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All Souls
Pulpit, St Edward's Church, Roath.jpg
The surviving All Souls pulpit, now in St Edward's, Roath.
51°27′53″N 3°09′54″W / 51.4646°N 3.1649°W / 51.4646; -3.1649
Denomination Church in Wales
Status Demolished
Dedication All Souls
Completed 1892
Demolished 1952
Number of spires 1
Materials stone
Diocese Diocese of Llandaff

All Souls Chapel was a large chapel which stood at Cardiff Docks, near the present Roald Dahl Plass. It was demolished in the 1950s.


Since 1863, HMS Thisbe had served as a floating church operated by the Mission to Seamen (now the Mission to Seafarers), being moored at Cardiff's West Dock. In 1892, the ship was replaced with All Souls Chapel, still operated by the Mission. The chapel (referred to in some sources as a church) thrived until the post-war years, when Cardiff's fortunes began to decline.

All Souls closed in 1952, and was demolished shortly afterwards. No trace remains today. The area was drastically restructured in the late 20th century.


The pulpit from All Souls was spared from destruction, and is now located in St Edward's Church, Roath. It was installed in 1953, a gift by the family of Rev. Ken Martin, who was the assistant priest at St Edwards for many years.

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