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‘Bishop’ comes from the Greek word for ‘overseer’. So a bishop is a senior Christian minister authorised to have oversight for God’s people. As well as duties given to deacons and priests, bishops confirm and ordain.


‘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 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.

Diocesan Conference


What should be the three priorities for the Diocese post-Covid-19?

Zoom Conference

The 2021 Conference will take place online on Saturday October 2nd via Zoom

The Conference will set the three Priorities for the Diocese going forward. Children and Youth is a priority which has previously been agreed. The other two priorities for the Diocese will be voted upon at the Conference.

There will be two morning sessions and one in the afternoon

~ Session 1: Conference business - 2022 budget, reports from boards and committees, diocesan priorities

~ Session 2: Green issues: Responding to the global climate crisis

~ Session 3: Year of Discipleship 2022

There will also be a short pre-recorded presentation on Discipleship by the Archbishop of York, Most Revd Stephen Cottrell.

Archbishop of York

All conference reports and paperwork will be available online via the Diocesan Conference page as soon as they are ready for publication.

Paper copies will not be available. Members will be advised how to access online material if required.

Question Time

We would like to invite you to submit questions on aspects of Diocesan life and policy. All questions will need to be submitted in writing by noon on the 22 September and will, if possible, be answered on the day.

No additional questions will be accepted from the floor on the day.

Email your question here

2021: The Year of Prayer

Year of Prayer Logo [Green+Blue]

This year has been designated by the Church in Wales - and by St Davids Diocese - as the Year of Prayer. Future years will be dedicated to discipleship and pilgrimage. That’s not to say, of course, that we only need to pray for a year! But 2021 will have prayer as its special focus.

Take a look at our Year of Prayer page

Bishop Joanna's Easter Message