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‘Eucharist’ comes from the Greek word for ‘thanksgiving’. At the Eucharist the Church remembers Jesus’ last supper where he gave bread and wine to be his body and blood, a sign of his saving love. See also Holy Communion.

Holy Communion

At Holy Communion blessed bread and wine is shared, by which we receive the body and blood of Jesus Christ. The congregation gives thanks for Jesus’ life, his death and resurrection and his continuing presence. See also Eucharist.


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’).

Home For clergy and members Lockdown 2 and St Davids Cathedral

Lockdown 2 and St Davids Cathedral

As Wales goes into a short Firebreak period of closure to assist in dealing with Coronavirus, (2 weeks, 3 Sundays) we wanted to let you know the various means for you still being able to keep in touch and be involved in Cathedral life. This will include online worship and a #LockdownLibrary series of online items to continue to give you access to our eclectic Cathedral Library collection.  

Message from the Dean:


Keep in touch:

  • each morning at around 9.30am - on Twitter @StDavCathLib - Bilingual Myfyrdod /Thought for the Day with a scripture verse or prayer, and an image of one of the special places in the Cathedral
  • each lunchtime there will be a #LockdownLibrary item on @StDavCathLib and also accessible on the webpage www.StDavidsCathedral.org.uk/discover/library  . A timetable of items will be posted on this webpage - keep an eye out.
  • every Friday at 12 noon - livestreamed Pilgrim Prayers from the restored shrine of St David on the Cathedral Facebook page
  • Buy a book to read in lockdown - you can buy online from the Library the facsimile copy of the iconic "The History & Antiquities of St David's" 1856 by Basil Jones and E.A.Freeman, £20 + £3.50P&P - information here: https://www.stdavidscathedral.org.uk/discover/library 
  • Buy another book to read in lockdown - you can buy online from the Library "A New History of the Church in Wales" Edited by Norman Doe, £20 + £3.50P&P - information here: https://www.stdavidscathedral.org.uk/discover/library


Sunday 25th October at 11.15am - livestreamed Holy Eucharist, including single cantor and organ music -https://www.facebook.com/pg/stdavidscathedral/videos/?ref=page_internal

Sunday 1st November at 11.15am - livestreamed Holy Eucharist, including single cantor and organ music -https://www.facebook.com/pg/stdavidscathedral/videos/?ref=page_internal

Monday 2nd November at 5.30pm - livestreamed special service for All Souls  - https://www.facebook.com/pg/stdavidscathedral/videos/?ref=page_internal

Sunday 8th November at 10.45am - livestreamed special service for Remembrance, with the Silence at 11am - https://www.facebook.com/pg/stdavidscathedral/videos/?ref=page_internal

Monday 9th November - Cathedral, and rest of the nation, reopens