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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’).

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Pobl Dewi is the quarterly diocesan newspaper

March 2024

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Time to Tell: St Davids Diocese in 100 Objects

Author: Revd Dr Caroline Jones

Publisher: The Author (caroline.jones08@btinternet.com)

ISBN: 9-781-739-509309

Price: £32

A chronological snapshot of around 1600 years' worth of Christian worship in St Davids Diocese, from pre-historic times to the present day. It is both a legacy and a guidebook, providing a heritage faith trail around diverse treasures to be found in churches and abbeys across the three counties that make up our diocese.

Video clips of selected objects

Read a review of Time to Tell by Bishop John Saxbee