Welcome to
Holy Cross Abbey Whitland

Holy Cross Abbey is set on the side of a hill overlooking a broad valley with the Preseli Hills as a backdrop beyond. It is a place of peace and great natural beauty and provides a perfect environment for a monastic life of prayer and praise: a place of rest and refreshment for those who visit us. We are about 5 hours from London, 2 hours from Cardiff, by road or rail, but a million miles away if you compare the bustle of capital city with the gentle landscape of Pembrokeshire in West Wales.

Coronavirus Pandemic

Please read MASS TIMES below for latest update.

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Our church will be open from Sunday 16th August 2020 and in order to fulfill the Welsh Government's Guidelines all visits to the church must be booked in advance. This is both for Private Prayer and for Public Worship.

From Monday 14th September 2020 face coverings are mandatory in church.

Please read the guideline for booking and coming to our church.

Please download and complete Contact Card in MS Word and return by email comeandseehca@gmail.com.

We will confirm your booking.

Due to Social Distancing so we are very limited in the number of people who can pray safely. at the same time. We appreciate your patience in this situation.

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Please note that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday remains dispensed.

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Although we cannot all be in church together we can be united in spirit and in prayer. We hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe & well and our hearts & our prayers go to all who are ill at this time. We are looking forward to when we can pray together, until then we will keep you all in our prayer.


Please pray with us to Mary for the end of Pandemic.

Pope Francis’s Prayer to Mary during Coronavirus Pandemic

O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope.

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.

You, Salvation of Your People, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

(Adapted from Vatican news)

Download the Prayer in pdf

In union with all the prayers of the faithful over the world, we offer our prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament every day from 4.45pm to 5.45pm.

We pray especially for all those who are suffering due to the Coronavirus.

We pray for a speedy end to the Pandemic.

Lord, have mercy on us all.


A Prayer for everyone at this difficult time


by Dr. Sam Wells of St Martin-in-the-Fields

God of healing and of hope,
in Jesus you meet us
in our places of pain and fear.
Look with mercy on those
who have contracted the new virus,
on any who are vulnerable,
and on all who feel in danger.
Through this time of global concern,
by your Holy Spirit,
bring out that which is best in us,
not what is worst.
Make us more aware of
our interdependence on each other,
and of the strength
that comes from being one body in you.
Through Christ our wounded healer. Amen.

The community's main source of income comes from making & selling altar breads.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic all churches have since been closed to the public services resulting in loss of this vital income for our community.

We need your prayers & support.

We are creating news ways of making items for sale. Please see our SHOP web page


Please go to our DONATE Web Page for details.


We will remember you in our prayers.

Thank you very much.


Christmas items for sale

Christmas Puddings, Cards,
O Antiphon Cards and
Pocket Notebooks.


Please visit our SHOP Web Page to choose.

Thank you very much.

Mass Times

First Sunday of Advent 29th November 2020
Fr Matt Roche-Saunders Mass 9am

*** If you wish to come for Mass, please follow the guideline above under '-- Coronavirus Pandemic --' and make a booking every time.***

We are limited in numbers due to Social Distancing so we can pray safely.

Thank you for your help.

Please note that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday remains dispensed.

May God bless us all.