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.
ALL CHANGE AT THE ALTAR: BAPTISM TO BE THE ONLY REQUIREMENT FOR TAKING COMMUNION
“We believe that God calls us all into fellowship with Jesus…all are welcome at His table whether they are taking their first steps of faith or have been part of the Church family for some time.”
The Bench of Bishops has announced that, with effect from Advent Sunday, everyone who has been baptised can participate fully in Holy Communion, regardless of their age or whether they have been confirmed.
The news came in a Pastoral Letter handed out to members of the Governing Body at their meeting in Lampeter and was warmly and widely welcomed.
Copies of the letter, together with guidance notes and practical advice for clergy and congregations, are being sent to all parishes.
TWO MONTHS TO ACT: CHURCHES RENTING OUT PROPERTY MUST REGISTER FOLLOWING LAW CHANGE
Churches that rent out property, such as tied cottages, have until November 23rd to register under a new scheme introduced last year
The Housing (Wales) Act requires all landlords to register with Rent Smart Wales and obtain a licence if your answer to these questions is Yes:
- Do you own a property in Wales that you don’t live in?
- Do you allow someone else to live in that property (as their main residence), and do they pay you money to live there?
- Is the property rented on an assured, assured shorthold or regulated tenancy?
A COUNTRY PARSON, WRIT LARGE
The new edition of Pobl Dewi features an in-depth interview with Bishop Wyn as he prepares to retire after eight years at the head of the diocese.
He talks frankly about the challenges he faced entering a role he never expected to have, about what he feels he has achieved and what the future may hold.
FOLLOWING ST DAVID’S FOOTSTEPS
Bishop Wyn’s three-year journey to visit every parish – and every church – in the diocese is now almost complete.
So far, his pilgrimage has taken him to 325 of our 330 churches during 89 different visits.
The journey will end at the cathedral on September 29th, five days before he retires.
As he travels, he has been recording his experiences in a Bishop’s Blog, meeting and celebrating with congregations everywhere he goes
Browse our latest visit Llawhaden/Uzmaston
Coming soon – the final footstep: Dewisland