St Andrew’s

Penrice Church

The church is dedicated to St Andrew. It is a Norman church of the early 12th Century. It was renovated in the late 19th Century. A comprehensive history of the church is available at:



Service Times




Opening Times Key available via the rector

The graveyard, memorials and the parish registers have been catalogued and published by the Glamorgan Family History Society.

A number of distinguished individuals and established Gower families have memorials at the Church.

Public Transport

please look at the link to the explore Gower bus timetable.


Regular talks are held in the Summer months.  Those for 2019 are as follows:

Tuesday, 16th April  ‘Edward Thomas in Swansea and Gower’  by Jeff Towns

Tuesday, 21st May    ‘A Spy in a Gower Family’  by Professor Prys Morgan

Tuesday, 25th June   Illustrated talk by Barry Stewart on ‘Gower’s Endangered Species’

Tuesday, 10th September   Illustrated talk  by Peter Douglas Jones on ‘Photographing Gower’

All talks start at 7pm.  Admission is £7.50, payable on the door which includes refreshments.

Friday, 2nd August 2019  ‘Music and Laughter on a Summer’s Evening’  concert starting at 7 pm in the President’s Marquee, Gower Showground, Penrice Park.

An evening of music, song and fun, bring a picnic to enjoy during the Interval.

Tickets are £15, available on 01792  390338,   390883,    390006

Further information can be obtained from Angela Barnett


Regular talks are held in Penrice church.  The talks in 2018 were as follows:

Tuesday   April 24th       ‘Discovering Gower  –  Lost caves and Landscapes’

John Cooper, Visiting Researcher at Swansea University.

John is leading a field based project on the lost caves of the Gower Peninsula and how they have given us insight into the past.  His research Is focusing on the environment from 200,000 years ago and it promises to be a most interesting evening.


Tuesday  May 22nd         ‘Owls in Gower’  –     Dr Dan Forman


Tuesday  June 26th          ‘Swansea  –  the Caput of the Lordship of Gower’     Dr Gerald Gabb of The Royal Institution of South Wales. He is a well known local historian and authority on Swansea’s past, the editor of The Swansea History Journal and has published numerous books and articles on local history topics.


Tuesday   Sept. 11th         ‘Trees of Penrice Castle Park’     Thomas Methuen-Campbell


All lectures start at 7 pm.  Admission £8.00 payable on the door, to include wine and refreshments.


We are also pleased to announce that the ‘Music and Laughter on a Summer’s Evening’  concert will be on Friday, 3rd August in the President’s Marquee, Gower Showground, Penrice Park.  As in previous years the programme will be hosted by Kevin Johns MBE and will be an evening of music, song and fun.  Tickets are £15 and will be available at the talk on June 26th or by telephone on  390338,  390883,  390006

To be added to our mailing list for the Penrice Lectures and other events please contact Angela Barnett:



The 2017 season was as follows:

Tuesday 25th April: ‘The story of William Crach – Murder in Gower’  Andrew Dulley, Assistant County Archivist.

Tuesday 23rd May: ‘Mosses and Lichen in Gower’  Barry Stewart

Tuesday 20th June: ‘Gower’s Lost Lanes’  Richard Daugherty

Tuesday 12th September: ‘Alfred Parkman in Gower’  Ronald Austin



Details of previous lectures can be found at the link on the following line.

Penrice Lectures 2006-15


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