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Advent

Advent means ‘coming’ and is the special four-week period leading up to Christmas. It is a time to prepare for the celebration of Jesus’s birth but also for his coming in glory at the end of time.

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’).

Prayer

Prayer sustains our human relationship with God and may involve words (formal or informal) or be silent. Prayer can involve adoration (‘I love you’), confession (‘sorry’), thanksgiving and supplication (‘please’).

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.

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2022: The Year of Discipleship

This year - from Advent to Advent - has been designated by the Church in Wales - and by St Davids Diocese - as the Year of Discipleship. 2021 had prayer as its special focus and next year will be The Year of Pilgrimage.

There will be lots of events over the next twelve months and resources to help you engage.

2022 - The Year of Discipleship - preview and introduction

Advent Reflection 1 - - St Luke's Gospel

Take a look at our 2021 Year of Prayer page

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Put a Smile on our face!

The Diocesan Board of Finance is keen to explore income from sources other than Ministry Share. It has registered with Amazon Smile. This means that every time you shop on Amazon you can help raise money to aid the work of the Diocese.

Shop on Amazon Smile and Amazon donates to the St Davids Board of Finance at no cost to you.

Amazon Smile is also available in the Amazon Shopping app to all Amazon customers using an iphone or Android phone. When Amazon Smile has been activated in the app, every eligible purchase will automatically generate a donation to ther DBF. Go to “Settings” in your apps menu to activate Amazon Smile in the app.

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