Open Doors - St Decumanus's Church, Rhoscrowther

This substantial church, nestling beneath the huge oil refinery, has been in the care of the Friends of Friendless Churches for thirteen years.

The refinery suffered a calamitous explosion in 1994 which shifted the roof of the church and led to the evacuation of the village.

This is a Grade I listed, largely medieval, church with an especially tall Pembrokeshire tower and a complicated ground plan which has four chapels, each built by the occupants of the four significant houses in the parish.

The interior retains medieval sculptures and effigy and a very fine Rococo monument.

The church will be open for visitors and will have short guides available for visitors to read in the church and to take home.

Location - Rhoscrowther, Pembrokeshire, SA71 5SJ.

Access from Pembroke - follow signs to south of town centre to “Valero”, last turn to the right is signposted “Rhoscrowther”. Drive past refinery, go down chicane and then you see church.

There are two approaches to Rhoscrowther from the road to Angle, one decidedly less busy that the other. You can follow signs to Valero which allows you to bypass Pembroke.

Only road in village is Pleasant View.

Accessed via concrete path and steps.
Limited parking.

The Friends of Friendless Churches care for twenty-six redundant churches throughout Wales. All of these are of immense architectural, historical, artistic and cultural importance. 

At least twenty of their buildings will be open as part of the Open Doors Festival.

Dates, times and prices

01 Sep - 30 Sep 2018

10.00am - 5.00pm

Adult - Am Ddim/Free
Family - Am Ddim/Free
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - Am Ddim/Free
Member - Am Ddim/Free
Disabled and companion - Am Ddim/Free