Welsh National Shrine of Our Lady of the Taper
Welcome to The Shrine of Our Lady of the Taper, the national shrine for Wales and parish for the people of Cardigan and surrounding areas. The shrine rector and parish priest Fr Phillip Harries also serves the parish of Our Lady, Queen of Peace in Newcastle Emlyn.
The image of Our lady of the Taper is one that portrays great comfort and hope for us, as the Virgin holds her Son, and presents Him to us as our Lord and God, she lights our way to Him. In the dark of the evening, the lighted taper illuminates the faces of Mother and Child, and teaches us of our Christian Faith, that Christ is the light of the world, and the role of Our Lady is to lead us to the Divine light of Her Son.
The Church in Cardigan is open for Mass
We have been awarded a certificate of compliance, that acknowledges all of the safeguards allowing us to celebrate Mass are in place.
This means supervising entry to ensure people keep a minimum of 2m apart, that masks / face coverings are used together with hand sanitiser, also that contact tracing information is being recorded.
If you come to Mass, please bring your name, address and telephone number written on a piece of paper with you, as this will make "Check in" a lot quicker. The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is still suspended, so please consider coming on weekday Masses if you can, to avoid too many people coming all together on Saturday evening or Sunday Morning.
Mass times are:
Saturday 6:30pm (Starting from 1st August)
We currently have 7 volunteer wardens, and an additional warden for Monday morning would be ideal - please contact Fr Phillip if you can help.
Please be aware you are prayed for each day. You are remembered in the Mass, before the Blessed Sacrament and at the Shrine of Our Lady.