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St David

This is the parish church of little Caldey Island, where both islanders and monks are buried, their graves marked by wooden crosses.

Caldey Island, Pembrokeshire

Opening times

Caldey Island can be accessed by a regular boat service from Tenby. There is a ticket kiosk at the harbour, and boats run every 20 minutes from Easter to October.


Caldey Island
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There may have been a church here as early as the 6th century, but the building as it stands today is a simple Norman structure, repaired in the 1800s, and restored twice in the 20th century.

The font was designed by Eric Gill, and the stained glass was made in the 1920s by Theodore Bailey, one of the island's monks. The liveliest glass is in the Fish Window, a 20th century take on the ancient Christian symbol of the fish.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Catholic Church

Contact information

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