Dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, the present structure was probably built in the late 12th century. The entrance arch is a fine example of the late Norman period. The outer dogtooth moulding and the inner moulding of deeply cut chevrons are considered to be rare in Wales.
On the left hand pillar can be seen the remains of a scratch dial. A memorial tablet in white marble can also be found dedicated to Petty Officer Edgar Evans, RN, who died in 1912 with Captain Scott on the tragic return journey after they reached the South Pole. It was erected by his widow, Lois Evans (formerly Beynon) and bears the inscription: ‘To seek, to strive, to find and not to yield.’
1st Sunday 10:30 Holy Eucharist
2nd Sunday 10:00 UB Holy Eucharist, St Andrew’s, Penrice (and NOT at Rhossili as stated in the Ministry Area Magazine.)
3rd Sunday 10:30 Morning Prayer
4th Sunday 10:30 Holy Eucharist
Ministry Area Christian Aid Service on Sunday 14 May at 4 pm in Reynoldston Village Hall. The preacher will be the Bishop of Swansea and Brecon. This will be an ecumenical service to mark the beginning of Christian Aid Week.
Thursday 25th May at 10 am Ascension Day. Holy Eucharist, St Andrew’s, Penrice Celebrant: Revd. Carol. Preacher: Revd.: Sue Knight
St Mary’s is open throughout the year every day from about 9am. In the winter months it closes about 4pm, slightly later between April and October.
You can access a virtual tour of the church on Googlemaps – Streetview.
Buses travel to Rhossili from Swansea.