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Diocese

‘Diocese’ refers to the geographical territory in which a bishop exercises oversight. The Church in Wales is divided into six dioceses each with its own cathedral in which is housed the cathedra (the bishop’s ‘chair’ or ‘throne’).

The Diocese of St Davids

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.

DBS

DBS goes digital

The Church in Wales is phasing out paper applications for DBS checks following the success of its online digital system. Digital applications have proved to be far quicker and more convenient, both for those applying for checks and for those processing them, particularly during the COVID pandemic. The move to a fully online system will ensure the process is future proofed.

The final day for paper applications to be accepted for processing is November 30. As part of the new system, our DBS helpline will continue to be available for those who need advice about what level of DBS they need.

All information, including the application form and helpline address, can be found on the Church in Wales website here:

BEYOND HOPE: New grant scheme tackles the lockdown legacy

Allchurches Trust has launched a new grants programme – Hope Beyond - aimed at enabling churches and Christian charities to meet changing needs within their communities as the longer term impact of Covid-19 becomes clearer. 

All Churches Trust

Up to £50,000 is available for projects that will enable people, organisations and communities to flourish in life after lockdown,


The Hope Beyond grants programme will look to address three themes:

Projects responding to the issues of loneliness and isolation exacerbated by the Coronavirus pandemic where new and/or enhanced support is being proposed.

Projects focused on growing community resilience and promoting mental and emotional health and wellbeing

Projects focused on growing technological capability and resilience and supporting those without online access to get online through training and support.

To find out more information about the programme, read the research report and apply online, head to www.allchurches.co.uk/hopebeyond