Benefice of Newton St Peter


Welcome to St Peter’s Church Newton
Serving the community since 1903


Welcome to our web pages with details of the life and activities of out parish church
The beautiful church in the Gothic style was built in 1903 to serve the communities of Newton, Caswell and IMG_0260Langland.
In 1933 St Peter’s became a separate parish from the mother church of All Saints
Oystermouth. The church has played an important role in the spiritual and cultural life of the local community, and a warm welcome is extended to all our services and activities.
We hope you will find these web pages useful and informative.  DSC_0164
Further details of services and other events can be obtained by contacting the Wardens: Nicole Taylor 01792 404433, Mike Abbett 01792 405569 and Keith Vaughton 01792 361769.

Welcoming Children and Families

Family Services

The 10.00 am Family Eucharist is held at regular intervals through the year with special contributions from the children and our local uniformed groups. Details can be found in our monthly parish magazine.

Children’s Corner

This special carpeted area in church has soft toys and books for little ones



St Peter’s Christmas Fair

Saturday 18 November 2017

10am – 12 noon













We have a new Vicar!!
We warmly welcome Canon Chris, his wife Lawan, and their children, Kathryn, Robert, Ben, Sam and Patrick to the St Peter’s church family, and send them our best wishes as they settle into their new home at the vicarage
At a very joyous ceremony on Wednesday evening, 20th September, presided over by Archbishop John Davies, we finally had the opportunity to meet our new Vicar after 12 months of interregnum.
It was very gratifying to see so many people at the service, as well as guests from the Clergy, Local Government and local religious organisations. It was also lovely to see so many of Chris’s former parishioners from the Llansamlet area; an indication, no doubt, of the esteem in which he is held! We are indeed fortunate to have Chris as our new Vicar!
The fabulous hospitality in the Village Hall afterwards gave all of us a chance to personally congratulate and welcome Chris and his family. A big ‘thank you’ to all who gave their time, and effort, in making it such a special occasion. It was truly a wonderful welcome!

5 September 2017

It has been confirmed that Canon Christopher Darvill will be inducted as our new Vicar on Wednesday 20th September at 6.30pm.

The congregation at St Peter’s are excited at the prospect at finally meeting Chris and bid him and his family a very warm welcome, and wish him every success in his new ministry.


Petertide Festival 2017

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25 June – 2 July













16 May 2017

Sudden Passing of Bishop David Thomas

With a heavy heart we learnt of the sudden passing of Bishop David Thomas on Thursday 11th May.

David, a noted academic theologian, was a very caring, generous priest, renowned for the pastoral care for those in need of comfort and spiritual healing in times of sorrow or need. He was our Vicar at St Peter’s for nine memorable years from 1987 until 1996, when he became Provincial Assistant Bishop of the Church in Wales. In this role, up to his retirement in 2008, he ministered to those who could not accept the ordination of women as priests.

He will forever hold a special place in our hearts and we shall always gratefully remember his recent outstanding efforts and tireless commitment in supporting us during our current interregnum.

Our thoughts and prayers are with David’s wife, Rosemary, and his family, at this very sad time

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Canon Christopher Darvill Appointed as Vicar

St Peter’s Churchwardens are delighted to confirm the appointment of Canon Christopher Darvill as our new Vicar following an announcement by Archdeacon Jonathan.

Canon Chris is leaving a very successful ministry at Llansamlet Church where his renowned talent for preaching, pastoral care and reaching out to the community has made a big difference and actually increased the size of his congregation.

Undoubtedly, Canon Chris’s talents will be put to good use at St Peter’s. The Wardens are sure that he will fit easily into our church family and do all he can to encourage new faces and, hopefully young families, to come to our church.

We are very fortunate to have him as our Vicar, and he will surely continue St Peter’s blessed legacy of fine, caring and inspirational priests.

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Charity name: St. Peter’s Church, Newton, Swansea PCC. REg. Charity number 1135320