Welsh National Shrine of Our Lady of the Taper

Welcome to The Shrine of Our Lady of the Taper, the national shrine for Wales and parish for the people of Cardigan and surrounding areas. The shrine rector and parish priest Fr Phillip Harries also serves the parish of Our Lady, Queen of Peace in Newcastle Emlyn.

The image of Our lady of the Taper is one that portrays great comfort and hope for us, as the Virgin holds her Son, and presents Him to us as our Lord and God, she lights our way to Him. In the dark of the evening, the lighted taper illuminates the faces of Mother and Child, and teaches us of our Christian Faith, that Christ is the light of the world, and the role of Our Lady is to lead us to the Divine light of Her Son.

Because of the spread of the Coronavirus all public masses and services are currently suspended.

We are all asked to stay at home, and only go out in case of absolute necessity.

However – if you can do without going out, please stay at home.

Holy Mass is celebrated each day in the Church, and you are prayed for each day!

You are remembered in the Mass, before the Blessed Sacrament and at

the Shrine of Our Lady. You are here, but from a distance.