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.
BUILDING BRIDGES: Church in Wales launches mediation service
The Church in Wales has launched a new mediation service to resolve disputes between parishioners or clergy.
It aims to help manage workplace conflicts positively and resolve them constructively.
Clergy or parishioners in dispute will be able to apply to seek the help of a mediator who will then organise a series of joint and private meetings in which both parties can talk and listen to each other.
Mediation is a voluntary, safe and confidential process which addresses the underlying causes of conflict or tension. Any final outcome is agreed by the parties, not the mediator. Their role is to promote positive engagement and encourage those in dispute to understand the other’s perspective and identify and agree a range of possible solutions.
THE TWO-WHEELED CHARITY CATHEDRAL TOUR
Two trainee priests and their lecturer are cycling round Wales’ six cathedrals on a 450 mile pilgrimage to raise money for charity.
And guess where they started? Why, St Davids of course! Where else?
Tom Bates and Rhun ap Robert – both ordinands in Llandaff Diocese – and lecturer Revd Stephen Adams will be supported by parishioners en route, raising money for St Michael’s College and the cancer charity Tenovus. They begin and end each day with prayer for the work of both charities and for vocations to ministry in the Church in Wales.
The tour began on Tuesday April 22nd and will end at St Asaph Cathedral on the 29th.
FOLLOWING ST DAVID’S FOOTSTEPS
Bishop Wyn has embarked on a three-year journey to visit every parish – and every church – in the diocese.
And, as he travels, he will be recording his experiences in a new Bishop’s Blog, meeting and celebrating with congregations everywhere he goes
FUNDING for UNDERSTANDING
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.
FUNDING for INITIATIVE
A new package of diocesan grants is now 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.