St. Peters Church, Carmarthen
St Peter’s is first recorded in the Chronicles of Battle Abbey when it was donated to Battle Abbey, along with a monastic house known as Llandeulyddog, in about 1110. Llandeulyddog was founded in the 6th century and it is thought that St Peter’s is the sole survivor of a number of churches, associated with the monastery, which once stood within the walls of the old Roman town of Moridunum. St Peter’s would have been a simple timber church in this period and not the impressive stone building that we see today. But as a church it has served Carmarthen for over 1500 years! . There are many exciting plans for the future of St. Peter's - but for it to have a future, you need to part of it's present.
Find out how you can get involved, whether on Sundays through our worshiping community or through the various groups which meet weekly under our patronage by clicking on the links at the top of the page. It would be great to see you at one of our Sunday services or weekday events - if you are new to church, please make yourself known to one of the Welcomers at the door (who give out the books) and they will help you get settled.
Normal Sunday Services
- 8 am Holy Communion using the 1984 Rite. We use the ancient 1662 Book of Common Prayer rite on the 4th Sunday of the month
- 10.30 am Morning Worship and Communion on alternate Sundays. Our main morning services use a mix of modern and traditional styles of worship and songs, with Sundays 2 and 3 being predominantly aimed at all ages and families
- Sunday School meets in the vestry for kids of all ages on Sundays 1 and 4 in the month - the children are usually invited to leave (with a parent if they are nervous or unsure about being left alone) the congregation during the first hymn
Regular Weekday Events
- Morning Prayer is said Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 9.15 am. In the colder months (end of October to Easter) this is held in the clergy vestry - access to which is via the North (car park facing) door. From Easter through to October, these morning prayer meetings are held in the Mayor's Chapel, access via the main front door
- Mid-week Communion is held on Wednesdays at 10.30 am. This popular "shopper's" communion last about half an hour and has a short talk on the readings for the day
- Bible Study Group is usually held in the Vicarage on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 pm in term-time
Church Opening Times
The Church is open Monday to Saturday from *9.15 am until 4.30pm and service times on a Sunday.
*These times may vary slightly as we rely on volunteers.
Any visits outside these hours will require an appointment.