diocese-map-st-davidsWelcome 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.

Read more about the history of the diocese…

Visit the St Davids Cathedral website

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MINISTRY SHARE UPDATE

FinanceClipArtGood news from the Diocesan Board of Finance!

Ministry Share payments for next year are to be reduced by 6.4%

The Board has also agreed that individual parishes in grouped benefices will be responsible for prompt payment of their ministry share, rather than the benefice as a whole.

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The reduction has been made possible thanks to a legacy worth £2.6 million left to the diocese by a wealthy former parishioner, Mrs Hazel Jones-Olszewski.

Hazel was born and raised in the Amman Valley and attended St David’s Church, Saron, near Ammanford, as a girl. And although she spent most of her adult life in London, she never forgot her roots.

Hazel died in January 2013 and bequeathed the money to the diocese “for charitable church purposes”. It was also stipulated that the benefit should be for the diocese as a whole. Parishes, organisations and individuals were invited in March 2014 to send in suggestions as to how the money should be best used.

Where will the money go?                                Read the family’s tribute

WELCOME TO OUR NEW PRIESTS & DEACONS

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God our Father, Lord of all the world,
Through your Son you have called us into the fellowship
of your universal Church:
Hear our prayer for your faithful people that in their vocation and ministry each may be an instrument of your love,
And give to your servants now ordained the needful gifts of grace

CANEUON FFYDD

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Plans have been announced for a digital version of the Welsh hymn book Caneuon Ffydd.

And the ecumenical committee addressing the issue is asking Welsh-speaking parishes and clergy for their help.

If you would like to get involved, the chairman of the committee would like to hear from you. Email

Darllenwch y llychyr gan y Gadeirydd

Read the chairman’s letter to parishes

FOLLOWING ST DAVID’S FOOTSTEPS

Bishop Wyn’s three-year journey to visit every parish – and every church – in the diocese is now well under way.

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As he travels, he is recording his experiences in a Bishop’s Blog, meeting and celebrating with congregations everywhere he goes

Follow the Bishop’s footsteps

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Browse the latest picture gallery from Tregaron, Strata Florida and Ystrad Meurig

FUNDING for UNDERSTANDING

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Your chance to travel in search of knowledge

The American Memorial Chapel Travel Grant offers £2000 to clergy wishing to travel to the USA in pursuit of a project that meets the aims and objectives of the English Speaking Union.

Interested?

Explore the American Memorial Chapel in St Paul’s Cathedral

 

FUNDING for INITIATIVE

A package of diocesan grants is available to help with the development of our new Local Ministry Areas (LMAs).

The Local Ministry Area Initiative Fund has been introduced to provide financial support up to £2000 for the development of mission projects.

Find out more                      Apply