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.
BUKAVU IN CRISIS – day of prayer & fasting – FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23RD
This Friday, February 23rd,- the first Friday in Lent – has been designated as a Day of Prayer & Fasting for peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where renewed hostilities and a resurgent Cholera epidemic are causing widespread havoc.
St Davids Diocese has especially close ties with the eastern Diocese of Bukavu, following the introduction of a Link Agreement in 2014.
The call was made by Pope Francis in his Angelus Day speech in Rome and swiftly endorsed by church leaders around the world, including several Anglican bishops.
Pope Francis said: “Our heavenly Father always listens to His children who cry to Him in pain and in anguish; ‘He heals the broken hearted and binds their wounds’ (Psalm 147, 3). I address a heartfelt appeal that we too hear this cry and, each person in his or her own conscience, before God, let us ask ourselves, ‘what can I do for peace?
FAITH, ORDER & UNITY: Chaplain Ainsley’s new ministry
The Chaplain to the University of Wales Trinity St David in Carmarthen has been appointed to a key new post in the Church in Wales.
Revd Dr Ainsley Griffiths is to become Director of Faith, Order & Unity, responsible for developing all aspects of its work relating to doctrine and theological reflection, liturgy, and ecumenical and interfaith relations and advising the Bench of Bishops
Ainsley has been Chaplain to the Carmarthen campus for the last 13 years and also runs the diocese’s Continuing Ministerial Development programme.
DIOCESAN OFFICE REORGANISATION
There has been a re-structuring of staff at the Diocesan Office following the arrival in post of the new Diocesan Secretary
Diocesan Secretary Finance Manager Finance Officer
Howard Llewellyn Nia Evans Karen Davies
Property Manager Care of Churches Officer Admin Asst (Property) Emma O’Connor Janet Every Anne Forman
The St Davids website is being updated all the time. But you might not spot some of the changes at first glance. So here are some of the recent additions: