St Alban-on-the-Moors Church facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSt Alban-on-the-Moors Church, Splott
|St Alban's Church, Splott|
|Consecrated||16 July 1911|
|Heritage designation||Grade II listed building|
|Architect(s)||F. R. Bates|
|Number of floors||2|
|Materials||Pennant sandstone, Bath stone|
The initial church was an iron church finished in 1891, with parts from other churches (including Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral and St Peter's Church). This was rebuilt as St Joseph's Church in Gabalfa when the new St Alban's building was finished.
The current building was designed by the Newport architect F. R. Bates. It is built in the Perpendicular Gothic style, using Pennant sandstone and Bath stone. Its towers are unusual, having both a central rectangular tower and a west octagonal tower. Construction was finished in 1911. The new building was officially opened on 16th July 1911. The presbytery was completed later.
St Alban's became a Grade II listed building in 1997.
In May 2019, St Alban's was transferred from the Rosminians to the Cardiff Oratory after it became difficult for the Rosminians to maintain the parish. The priests there moved to St Peter's and St Joseph's, the two other Rosminian parishes in Cardiff.
St Alban's gained controversy in 2020 after a wedding was held during a national COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, against Welsh Government guidance.
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