This list of Priest comes from Gerard Spencer, Catholic Life in Swansea: The Centenary of St. David’s Church, Swansea 1847-1947. Therefore this list is incomplete and stops in 1944.
|1803-1814||Abbé Albert Séjan||Nelson Street Chapel|
|1814-1824||Vacant||Nelson Street Chapel|
|1824-1829||Rev. James Fleetwood||Nelson Street Chapel|
|1829-1830||Rev. John Tuomey||Nelson Street Chapel|
|1830-1831||Rev. Samuel Walsh||Nelson Street Chapel|
|1831-1832||Rev. Robert Platt||Nelson Street Chapel|
|1832-1833||Rev. Michael O’Connor||Nelson Street Chapel|
|1833-1835||Rev. James Butterfield||Nelson Street Chapel|
|1835-1839||Rev. George Bond||Nelson Street Chapel|
|1839-1856||Rev. Charles Kavanagh||St. David’s Priory|
|1856-1873||Rev. Peter Lewis||St. David’s Priory|
|1873-1876||Wilfed Price, O.S.B.||St. David’s Priory|
|1876-1893||Paulinus Wilson, O.S.B||St. David’s Priory|
|1893-1899||Wilfred Phillipson, O.S.B.||St. David’s Priory|
|1899-1904||David Hurley, O.S.B.||St. David’s Priory|
|1904-1914||Basil Gwydir, O.S.B.||St. David’s Priory|
|1914-1919||Augustine Egerton, O.S.B.||St. David’s Priory|
|1919-1935||Raymund Aspinwall, O.S.B.||St. David’s Priory|
|1935-1944||John Murty, O.S.B.||St. David’s Priory|
|1944-||Gerard Spencer, O.S.B.||St. David’s Priory|
These priest had to follow a strict set of rule, which were listed in the Priest’s Guide. Picture below is an example of a Priest’s Guide which lists all the regulation that priests had to abide by.
Here are just a few examples of the rules Priests had to follow: They had to rise at a certain time while also having a curfew. Although not forbidden to go to public houses, they were not allowed to linger especially to drink or smoke. No priest may sing or play in any public concert or entertainment, whether charitable or otherwise. Or visit music-halls or other places of amusement.