Introduction to the Benefice                                                                      


Welcome to the Rectorial Benefice of Bassaleg.

The Benefice is situated just to the West of Newport in South East Wales. It has three Churches: St. Basil's in Bassaleg; St. Anne's in High Cross; St. John the Baptist in Rogerstone. We are part of the Diocese of Monmouth in the Church in Wales, which is part of the worldwide Anglican Church


Latest Information

Lent 5 (29th March): readings and intercessions, and some thoughts from Anne  and Chris relevant to this Sunday.


Diocese of Monmouth 31st March update on how usual church activities are currently affected.


You will, no doubt, be aware that all services have been suspended for the foreseeable future. As an update (24th March) to earlier information, the Bench of Bishops has determined that churches should now NOT be open for even solitary prayer and the recent decision about our churches being open for an hour on Sunday mornings has been cancelled.


Bishop Cherry will be sharing a weekly reflection broadcast via Facebook live every Tuesday at 5pm. The one from 31st March can be found here .


A service will be streamed from Bishopstow on 29th March, 10:30am: here

Brecon Cathedral
Archbishop John Davies
Eucharist: 11:00am Sunday 29th March
Watch live at


Here are two forms of prayer and praise that you might like to use at home:

Worship at Home 

An Act of Spiritual Communion 


Some Forms of Prayer and Reflection for Lent, Holy Week and Easter: Praying at Home


The Church in Wales Lectionary is available here, wherein you can find the Bible readings set for each day.


For those of you new to the area or new to the Church - we know that walking into a new place with unfamiliar people can be a daunting experience, but we want to assure you that you will receive a warm welcome when you attend a service at any of our churches.

If you would like to know more about the Church or the Christian faith, or would like someone from the benefice to call and introduce themselves, then please let us know; you can find contact details on our Who's Who, Clergy and Contacts page.

Services are held in all of the churches on Sundays and throughout the week at one or other of the churches. The main Sunday gatherings for worship are modern language Eucharist services with music. There is also an earlier, quieter, traditional language service at St Basil's and 'Time for God' is an informal service held at St. Anne's, lasting about half an hour with both adults and children taking part. On the third Sunday of the month the main worship at all three churches is a family service that is a little shorter, simpler and with more for children.