Welcome to the Diocese of St Davids, named after Wales’ patron saint whose cathedral in Pembrokeshire is one of the jewels of the nation. The diocese also covers the counties of Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire including the western industrial valleys and the town of Llanelli.
MEET OUR 2016 ORDINANDS
Twenty-five people have been ordained by the Diocese of St Davids.
Thirteen new priests and twelve new deacons made their vows at the annual ordination ceremonies over the weekend of 25/26th June. We wish them well. Please pray for them as they embark on the next stage of their journey.
FIFTY THINGS TO DO IN A CHURCH
The National Churches Trust has launched a new campaign to celebrate the diversity of our church buildings – and they want you to add to their list.
As well as being places of worship, church buildings play a vital role in activities for the benefit of the wider community. It is estimated that nearly 90% of churches are used for community purposes as well as for regular services. And 83% of people see this as an important contribution.
Included in the 50 Things are activities and sights linked to music and the arts, the spiritual, helping the community, art and architecture, food and drink, history, nature and wildlife, and sport and leisure.
NCT has recruited well-known “agnostic with doubts” Michael Palin to urge us to add to their list.
They are asking anyone with their own favourite ‘Things to do in a Church’ to share them online on the National Churches Trust website on the NCT Facebook page or on Twitter using the hashtag #50thingsinachurch.
FOLLOWING ST DAVID’S FOOTSTEPS
Bishop Wyn’s three-year journey to visit every parish – and every church – in the diocese is now into its final few months.
So far, his pilgrimage has taken him to 312 of our 330 churches during 84 different visits.
As he travels, he is recording his experiences in a Bishop’s Blog, meeting and celebrating with congregations everywhere he goes