St. Andrews United Reform Church, 120 Years A Cardiff Icon

Since 1897, St. Andrews United Reform Church has stood as a place of worship for the people of Roath and the surrounding areas. Its location on Pen-Y-Lan road has been central to the local religious community.
When I visited the Church on Wednesday, I was fortunate enough to meet Jill Shelton, the secretary of the church, who allowed me exclusive access into the main building. She explained to me the unique history of the building, which began as a sacred place for migrating Scots working in industrial Cardiff so many years ago.
More recently, the Church has become a Grade Two listed building, as efforts are made to preserve its obvious beauty.
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St. Andrews, looking glorious in the Cardiff sunshine.

All are welcome to this iconic Roath institution.

The magnificent main doors to St. Andrews that draw you in to the building.

Jill Shelton, Church Secretary, who dedicates her time to preserving the Church as a fundamental part of the local community.

The incredible altar from which St. Andrew’s congregation are addressed each Sunday morning.

Just one of the glorious stained glass windows that illuminate St. Andrews.