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 are to be ordained by the Diocese of St Davids at the end of June.
Thirteen new priests and twelve new deacons will take their vows at the annual ordination ceremonies over the weekend of 25/26th. We wish them well. Please pray for them as they embark on the next stage of their journey.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOUR MAJESTY – How churches can celebrate a cherished anniversary
Meanwhile…the Queen celebrated her 90th birthday last month. But her official birthday is also in June, and churches are being urged to hold commemorative events to mark the occasion.
The anniversary coincides with this year’s Cherishing Churchyards Week (June 4-12) and the charity Caring for God’s Acre wants to take the opportunity to highlight the huge diversity of flora and fauna in our churchyards.
Among the suggestions are a quiz, a mini beast safari, tree bingo, letter or leaf rubbing, or making gargoyles out of clay.
Open days with guided tours are popular. Volunteer activity days such as making compost areas, scything or raking grass, memorial recording, bramble clearing, nest box making could be organised.
Special workshops in dry stone walling, memorial recording, plant identification, geology, tree care or creative writing and art are also ideas for activities
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 294 of our 330 churches during 79 different visits.
As he travels, he is recording his experiences in a Bishop’s Blog, meeting and celebrating with congregations everywhere he goes
Coming next: Meidrim, Abernant & Trelech