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.
Six new priests and four new deacons are to be ordained by Bishop Joanna at a service in St Davids Cathedral on Saturday June 30th
INVESTING in EVANGELISM: £250k – £3m for Diocesan projects
Ambitious projects to grow new Christians across Wales are the focus of a major new £10m fund launched last month.
The Church in Wales is creating its first ever Evangelism Fund to engage Welsh society with the claims of the Christian faith in vibrant and exciting ways.
Grants of between £250,000 and £3m will be available for diocesan projects which, crucially, will focus on people rather than buildings. The fund will be managed by a committee with expertise in church growth and business ventures. All the bids submitted will be professionally put together and will include the cost of employing a project manager.
Further details of the Evangelism Fund, including how dioceses can bid, will be distributed over the coming months.
The money for the fund is being released from Church’s investments which are overseen by its Representative Body. “We are keen to give grants to effective, well-constructed projects and to ensure the Church’s money is well spent,” they say.
“We will be looking for ideas, for example, that create growth among people in age groups under-represented in our churches, create new forms of ‘church’ to appeal to people not currently going, and projects which lead to changes in culture or provide teaching and learning in faith all over Wales.”
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A new service offering free no-obligation quotes from qualified contractors for church maintenance and repairs launches in Wales on June 1st
Run by the National Churches Trust with funding from the Heritage Lottery, the scheme will cover Asbestos Management, Lightning Conductor Inspections, Tree Survey and Surgery, and Rainwater Goods Maintenance,
with additional services being added later in the year.
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: