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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’).

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’).

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Creation Care

As Christians we regard care for the natural environment, God’s creation, as a fundamental duty and, living under the twin threats of global warming and the extinction of species, a duty we urgently need to embrace.

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As a diocese we are seeking to live sustainably through practical action at all levels, from diocesan organisation and the commitment to become an Eco Diocese, to local congregations becoming Eco-Churches, care for church land, worship and prayer, discipleship and teaching.

You will find further information and resources on the links below. And you can contact our Creation Care and Sustainability Officer the Revd Marcus Zipperlen by emailing marcuszipperlen@cinw.org.uk

COP26: The St Davids virtual pilgrimage


Bishop Joanna has issued a challenge to everyone ahead of a landmark climate-change conference being held in November.

The COP26 conference will be held in Glasgow, hosted by the UK Government. And, starting on St David’s Day, she is inviting anyone and everyone to join her in a virtual pilgrimage, walking the 408 miles from St Davids to Glasgow during the next nine months.

“This conference is held every two years,” the Bishop said. “But this year’s is more important than ever because we’re running out of time to curb global temperatures.

“So I’m setting everyone this challenge. If we all walk two miles a day between St David’s Day (March 1st) and November 1st., we will each cover the 408 miles it would take us to walk from St Davids to Glasgow.

“Obviously, we cannot actually walk to Glasgow during lockdown, but we can use our exercise periods to walk around our neighbourhoods or even in our gardens or our homes.

“We want to raise awareness of the dangers facing the planet that God entrusted to us; we need to work – and walk – together to keep this planet safe for all God’s creatures – including ourselves and future generations.”

Join the Virtual Pilgrimage Facebook Group

Prayers for pilgrims

Bishop Joanna's challenge
The Dean - how pilgrimage can put pressure on politicians

C3PO - Carbon-crunching Christians

A monthly Creation Care conversation between Revd Marcus Zipperlen, Fr Neil Hook, host Revd Sophie Whitmarsh and some interesting guests

Creation Sunday with Bishop Joanna