Pobl Dewi: December 2023
Bishop Dorrien elected
The former Archdeacon of Carmarthen, Dorrien Davies, has been elected as the next Bishop of St Davids.
The Archbishop of Wales, Andrew John, made the announcement after after a two-day meeting of the Electoral College behind the locked doors of St Davids cathedral.
Archbishop Andrew said he was “delighted.. His experience of this place and his deep wisdom and his skills will all be deployed in both leading the diocese forward and bringing it together in faith, hope and love."
His appointment was confirmed at a Sacred Synod held in Cardiff on November 29th. His consecration will take place in Bangor Cathedral - seat of the Archbishop - on January 27th and he will be enthroned in St David cathedral a week later on February 3rd.
WE SHALL REMEMBER…
On Sunday, 12th November, Holy Trinity Church, Aberystwyth, welcomed members of the Royal British Legion, the Armed Forces, cadets, the Emergency Services, local troops, the town’s dignitaries and the local community to the town’s Remembrance Sunday service. Around 200 people came to commemorate those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The service was followed by the parade to the town’s war memorial for a short Act of Remembrance.
Focus on NSM(L) Ministry
Revd Carys Hamilton
The NSM(L) system gave me the confidence to follow my calling to the Ministry. The training was excellent under the guidance of Canon Rhiannon Johnson. I had the support and encouragement that I needed to take the next step, namely to be a Non-Stipendiary Minister. Since then, I have not looked back and am very happy in my ministry.
How to treat refugees like human beings
It’s Saturday morning at the All Saints Anglican Cathedral complex in central Cairo ...
Christmas in the Holy Land
GOFAL EIN GWINLLAN
The contribution of the Church in Wales to Welsh literature, history and culture.
Editors: A. Cynfael Lake and D. Densil Morgan
Publisher: Y Lolfa 2023
The Vineyard We Care For
The publication of this splendid volume of essays in Welsh is also of real importance to non-Welsh speakers. In our 160-year history, attempts to point out the importance of the language were often met by leaders who dismissed the need for Welsh-speaking bishops, insisting that the church did not exist merely to promote the language. There was never any such danger. The early translators, the bishops and archdeacons who worked away to provide Bible, Prayer Book, Metrical Psalms, Poems, schools to teach the people in their own language, did so for the love of the Gospel, and love and concern for the people. Read Enid Morgan's review
A good Christmas read
Title: The Bodyguards
Author: Geraint Wyn Jones
Publisher: The author 2023
Price: Hardback £13.99, Paperback £8.99, Kindle £2.99
Ministering spirits sent to serve
Geraint Wyn Jones’ retelling of the Christmas story from the angels’ point of view.