St Mary's Church

A tribute to the crew of HMS Monmouth can be found in the Parish Church of St. Mary's, Monmouth, Wales. Within the church at the entrance to the tower is an oak and glass panelled screen, this is the only know memorial to the crew of H.M.S. Monmouth. The Monmouth Naval Association raised the funds to pay for screen. A memorial service is held annually in the church on the anniversary of the battle.

Entering St. Mary's through the tower door you then walk through the screen into the church, upon turning around to view the screen you are presented with a beautifully oak and glass panel screen topped with the crest of the current HMS Monmouth. To it's immediate right is a cabinet containing an honour roll of the crew, and to the right of this is Monmouth corner where various articles about the battle and ship can be found.

Memorial Screen
Memorial Screen
Memorial Scrren

My daughter and I paid a brief visit to Monmouth on 18th October 2007, having arranged to call into St Mary's we received a warm welcome from the vicar, the Rev'd Richard Pain, and several members of the Monmouth Naval Assocication. Rev'd Pain had kindly given his permission for me to photograph the screen. During our visit we were informed of a painting of HMS Monmouth that hung in the local library, which we called into afterwards and received permission to photograph. Sadly, our visit was over too soon and we had to leave Monmouth, however we will call back at some time in the future.

Painting of HMS Monmouth
Plaque on painting