Canon Michael Evans 2017-
Over the years St Patrick’s Catholic Church Grangetown has seen many changes with its clergy. After the sudden death of Fr Bogdan Wera in early September 2017, it is pleased to welcome Canon Michael Evans who returns to St Patrick’s where he was a young curate 30 years ago under the watchful eye of Canon David O'Flynn.
Since those days Canon Mike has ministered in a wide variety of Parishes: Dowlais, Ebbw Vale, the Valleys, Barry and latterly in Newport, where he was responsible for six Parishes.
Canon Mike has a wonderful sense of humour and is very much a ‘people’ person.
St Patrick's extends a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable, or dirt poor. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying new-borns, skinny as a rake or could afford to lose a few pounds. You're welcome if you are Old Grangetown, New Grangetown, Not Grangetown, or just passing by.
We welcome you if you can sing like Pavarotti or can't carry a note in a bucket. You're welcome here if you're 'just browsing,' just woke up or just got out of prison. We don't care if you're more Catholic than the Pope, or haven't been in church since little Jack's christening.
We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, Latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters.
We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you're having problems or you're down in the dumps or if you don't like 'organised religion.' We've been there too! If you blew all your money on the horses, you're welcome here. We offer a welcome to those who think the earth is flat, 'work too hard,' don't work, can't spell, or because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church.
YOU ARE WELCOME HERE