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.
FOLLOWING ST DAVID’S FOOTSTEPS
February 2014: 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
GROWING HOPE FOR LENT
The diocese has produced a series of prayer resources for Lent based on the diocesan strategy for growth, Growing Hope.
Designed for use by individuals or groups, the bilingual guides offer Bible texts, reflections and prayers for the five Sundays in Lent as well as Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday and Easter Day.
GRANTS UPDATE: New requirements for conservation advisers on Grants for Places of Worship
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has confirmed that professional advisers working on HLF GPOW projects must be accredited in building conservation.
The following qualifications are accepted:
- Architects Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC) at category ‘A’;
- Architects on the RIBA Conservation Register at Specialist Conservation Architect (SCA) or Conservation Architect (CA) levels;
- Chartered building surveyors listed on the RICS Building Conservation Accreditation Register.
The Representative Body has discussed this matter with HLF, as we were concerned that there may be low numbers of accredited professionals working on churches in Wales, and that parishes may be preparing schemes with their professional advisers now, only to find the adviser may not be acceptable.
HLF Wales has confirmed that they will accept, for the next year, non accredited professionals provided they can demonstrate they are working towards accreditation. It would be a condition before work can start that such accreditation is in place.
REMEMBERING THE FALLEN
The Saints and Stones Group’s annual competition commemorates the outbreak of World War One 100 years ago. Entries are now open.
The current edition of features a three-page
Focus on World War One – available online now.