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.
PRAY LOCALLY, ACT GLOBALLY
Easter – the most important moment in the Christian calendar – is a moment of the greatest joy.
From the agony of death on the cross comes the resurrection of life and everlasting grace. Darkness is vanquished by light. Despair gives way to hope…
MARRIAGE (SAME-SEX COUPLES) ACT
The Bench of Bishops has issued an Ad Clerum offering guidance to clergy about the new Act, which is now in force.
As things stand, by law, same-sex marriages can not be solemnised by the Church in Wales. However, a report from the Doctrinal Commission will be discussed at the Governing Body later this month.
ON YOUR BIKE!
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’re starting? Why, St Davids of course! Where else?
Tom Bates and Rhun ap Robert – both ordinands in Llandaff Diocese – will join their lecturer Revd Stephen Adams for the ride and they hope to be supported by parishioners en route, raising money for St Michael’s College and the cancer charity Tenovus. They will 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 begins on Tuesday April 22nd when the team will ride from St Davids to Tenby.
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.