School and Group Visits to All Saints Oystermouth
Please arrange a time and date with the Vicar .There is no charge for group visits.
Read letters to Bill the Verger from a local school
Historic All Saints Church in the heart of Mumbles welcomes school and group parties. There is so much to see and appreciate from ancient Roman pavement remains in the south aisle to the Norman Tower (check out the Flag flying days) and medieval Lady Chapel, the Font, described here, which dates from 1251AD (seen above); the modern stained glass windows - one in memory of the 1947 Mumbles Lifeboat disaster and the magnificent Rood Screen carved from Welsh oak in memory of the Mumbles men who lost their lives in the Great War and the spectacular Reredos behind
the High Altar to the east of the Church. The organ dates from 1873, it was a gift of Henry Crawshay, Ironmaster of Merthyr. The Bells of Santiago have now been returned, as a gift, to Chile, but we still have a memorial bell on display in the south aisle to commemorate the devastating fire in Santiago's Jesuit Church and the story of how its soot blackened bells found their way to All Saints Church in the nineteenth century.
For more details have a look at our Tour of All Saints pages.
In 2012, as part of the May, All Saints Alive! Literature Festival, professional storyteller Michael Harvey entertained and entranced 100 local primary school children
In 2011 we invited 250 Primary School children to a Schools Proms concert given by the James Davies Brass Group with organ and percussion. Both the 2012 and 2011 events were sponsored by the Austin Bailey Foundation.
Clown Roly Bain visited All Saints Church during May 2010 and entertained 130 local primary school children with his unique blend of Christian stories told with the aid of some amazing clowning tricks. More photos on the gallery page
Stories from old Mumbles.
From the west of the Church showing the Norman Clock Tower
Letters to Bill the Verger
"I saw the pulpit, we sketched objects. I saw the big font and organ. We had to be quiet. I saw the huge organ. Thank you Bill. I had good time. Jack"
"We went to All Saints Church on Tuesday. We met Bill. I am writing, so is Josie. Thank you Bill. I had a good time. Thank you very, very much"
"We went to All Saints Church. I was looking at the huge font. It was made out of stone. I like the font. I had a good time. Lydia.
"We met Bill the Verger. He answered all our questions. Me and Nia were standing in the Lady Chapel. Thank you Bill. I had a good time. Charlotte."
"I looked around the church. The girls sang a song. Thank you Bill. I had a good time. Luke"
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