The Monkton Rectorial Benefice is part of the Anglican (Episcopalian) Church in Wales in the Diocese of
It was inaugurated on 7th June 2004 and comprises the previous benefices of
The Pembroke Group
Monkton & Hundleton
Angle & Castlemartin
The benefice, situated on the superbly picturesque Castlemartin Peninsula, covers an area of approximately 47 square miles and has a population of almost 9,000.
With churches located in both the ancient town of Pembroke and the famous Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the locality boasts areas of outstanding natural beauty and historical interest, including
Pembroke Castle, birth place of Henry Tudor, which dominates the town and is a well visited location for the many tourists to the county.
St Govan’s Chapel, a very special 6th century hermit's chapel nestling into the cliff and a place of pilgrimage throughout the centuries, even to this day.
The Bishop’s Palace Lamphey, steeped in history and now in the care of Cadw (Welsh Historic Monuments).
Freshwater West Beach, well-known and well-loved by surfers everywhere.
Bosherston Lily Ponds, which are really lakes in size, offering peaceful and enjoyable short walks.
Barafundle one of the many fine, unspoilt beaches in the county.
The full time Ministry team comprises The Revd Paul Nash (Rector) and The Revd Geoffrey Howell (Team Vicar).