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‘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’).


‘Priest’ comes from the Greek word for ‘elder’. Priests in the Church in Wales are those authorised specifically to proclaim forgiveness of sins, preside at the Eucharist and bless God’s people, as well as other responsibilities.

Home Pobl Dewi: June 2024

Pobl Dewi: June 2024

Without God’s grace, I’d be dead.

Mark Evans is an alcoholic. But with God’s help he is recovering. This is his story.

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Addiction is an affliction; it is not a weakness or wilful self-indulgence. If you regularly drink too much but can stop, you are not addicted: you have a bad habit. I discovered this as my drinking became occasionally too much; then regularly too much; then always too much. I tried to stop but I couldn’t. I’d lost control to the ‘demon drink.’

After years of increasingly irresponsible behaviour, of hurting others, wrecking my life and the lives of loved ones, things came to a head. I’d destroyed a loving relationship. I was destroying my family and myself. I was very close to dying.

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An Extraordinary Diocesan Conference is to be held on Saturday July 6th to launch the new Pruning for Growth diocesan strategy.

The half-day conference will take place at St Peter’s Civic Hall, Carmarthen, starting at 9.30am.

World Refugee Sunday

The Conference of European Churches has issued an invitation to all churches to mark World Refugee Day on Sunday 23 June.

It’ a call to commemorate refugees who have lost their lives at European borders, including those who have perished trying to enter the United Kingdom.

The theme this year is Our Home, from the places we gather to share meals to our collective home, planet Earth. Everyone is invited to celebrate what our Our Home means to them.

Organised by UNHCR, the aim is to champion the rights of refugees to seek safety, build support for their economic and social inclusion and advocate for solutions to their plight.

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Lifting the lid on wildlife

Roll away a stone and there’s often a secret to be found within the churchyard

Is it slow? Is it a worm? No, it's a slowworm

Harriet Carty, from Caring for God's Acre reveals all

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