Church Gets Facelift

All Saints

St Mary’s Newport has its origins in the 13th or 14th centuries but has been added to and rebuilt over the intervening years. In 1879 it was extensively restored. The south aisle, two bays and the north porch were all rebuilt, and in the early 20th century a coal house was added. It can however still boast 60 per cent of its core as pre-19th-century.

The three-storey west tower dates from the early 16th century and, while being considered as unusual for the county, has some similarities with the church at Nevern.

Now, in 2023, £10,000 has been secured to effect more repairs, this time to ensure the roof is safe. Eroded coping stones will be repaired in February.

Repair funds have been promised from various sources including the National Churches Trust (£4,000), the Diocesan Churches and Pastoral Committee (£3,000) and a gift  of £2,703 from the Welsh Church Act Fund, administered by Pembrokeshire County Council.

Further donations towards the work can be given to churchwardens Alice Evans and Sue Wells.

Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says " has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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