About Us

The Church
Castle St URC is a listed building dating from 1793 with a fine organ. In the rear garden, members have recently cleared scrub and laid out grass, fruit trees and plants to make a pleasant outdoor area.

The Congregation
We have elderly, frail members but also some younger members. Attendance at the Sunday service is between 6 and 15. Members are very loyal and devoted and bring an intelligent interest to their worship. We are seen as a friendly and welcoming congregation. Once a month, an interdenominational Welsh service is held. There is a Welsh carol service and a Gymanfa Ganu (hymn festival) which attract Welsh speakers from the area, including children from the Welsh medium primary school.

We are ecumenical in outlook, have some joint services with the Methodists and are active in the Council of Churches. This year we hosted services for the Women‟s World Day of Prayer, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and Christian Aid. During Abergavenny Food Festival, we have had exhibitions of quilts, photographs, displays by VSO, the local History Society, international charities and Fair Trade, raising money for charities.

The church supports Fair Trade and has a strong interest in overseas development as 2 members are returned VSO volunteers.