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.
THE CHURCH DECIDES – Electing a new Archbishop
The Church in Wales meets behind locked doors next month to choose its next Archbishop.
The six bishops plus six representatives from each diocese (three lay, three ordained) will meet for up to three days from September 5th at Holy Trinity Church,Llandrindod Wells, the scene of every archiepiscopal election since the church was formed in 1920.
The election follows the retirement in January of Archbishop Barry Morgan who held the post for 14 years. His successor must be one of the current diocesan bishops.
Almighty God, the giver of every good gift: look graciously, we beseech thee, on thy Church, and so guide with thy heavenly wisdom the minds of those to whom is committed the choice of an Archbishop for this Province of Wales that we may receive a faithful Pastor, who shall feed thy flock and make ready a people acceptable to thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
SACRED WALES / CYMRU SANCTAIDD:
Choose your favourite church – and join the debate on its future
The search is on to find Wales’ favourite church and three of the 300 in St Davids Diocese are in the running.
But the initiative, by the National Churches Trust, is about more than just a beauty contest. Yes, you can vote for your choice, out of 50 churches across Wales. But the NCT wants to start a debate about how best to preserve this unique part of our national heritage.
A survey of over 200 of our churches and chapels found
- a severe shortage of volunteers to look after church and chapel buildings;
- a lack of skills needed to raise funds for repairs;
- 44% of churches have no maintenance plan and need funds to carry it out