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St Alban-on-the-Moors Church, Splott
St Alban's Church, Splott
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51°29′10″N 3°8′58″W / 51.48611°N 3.14944°W / 51.48611; -3.14944
Location Splott
Country United Kingdom
Language(s) English, Latin
Denomination Roman Catholic
Status active
Founded 1891
Dedication Saint Alban
Consecrated 16 July 1911
Heritage designation Grade II listed building
Architect(s) F. R. Bates
Style Perpendicular Gothic
Completed 1911
Number of floors 2
Materials Pennant sandstone, Bath stone
Deanery Cardiff Deanery
Archdiocese Cardiff Archdiocese
Diocese Cardiff Archdiocese
Province Cardiff Province

St Alban-on-the-Moors Church, Splott, also known simply as St Alban's Church, is a Roman Catholic church in Splott, Cardiff, Wales. It is administered by the Cardiff Oratory


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.

Cardiff Oratory

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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