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.
THY KINGDOM COME (25th May – 4th June 2017) is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ.
The Bishop hopes that the Diocese will embrace this call to prayer. The Parish Growth Group is working on some ideas for use in this Diocese, please look out for more details as they emerge.
“In praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ we all commit to playing our part in the renewal of the nations and the transformation of communities.” Archbishop Justin Welby
RESOURCING MISSION: Meet the man hired to make it happen
There’s a new face on the diocesan team.
Huw Anderson is the new Mission Resources Officer for St Davids, based at the diocesan office in Abergwili
He’s actually the Revd Huw Anderson, having spent the last ten years as a Baptist minister working mostly abroad.
Before that, he worked in the City in investment management. So he knows a thing or two about finance.
Now, he is putting those skills to work to promote a greater understanding of the principles of Christian giving, encouraging PCCs and Local Ministry Areas (LMAs) to find and then fund the resources necessary to fulfil their mission.
But, he stresses, he is neither a fundraiser nor a tax collector.
“It’s about making people more efficient in their use of money…and giving,” he says. “Our love should overflow, like Christ’s; we British are too reticent about discussing money and expectations of giving are so low.
“The question is not how much should I give, but how much should I keep.” And it’s a question he will be urging parishes to ask as he begins his tours round the diocese.
“I’m going to be out and about; I’m looking for gigs.”
A full interview with Huw will be published in the next edition of Pobl Dewi in early June
YOUTH FORUM GATHERS MOMENTUM
The diocesan Youth Forum is less than a year old, but already it’s getting busy.
Representatives from the Forum took centre stage at the recent meeting of the Governing Body, offering their vision for the future of the Church
Their presentation focused on their views of faith and experiences of church and suggested ways of making church life better for young people. Later, they helped lead discussion groups on youth ministry with the 143 members of the GB.
And later this month, on May 31st, they’ll be quizzing the Bishop about her plans during a family day at Llys Esgob. The Party at the Palace aims to bring all ages together for fun, games and reflection on the future of ministry to families