The eighth Local Ministry Area to be formed in St Davids Diocese has been inaugurated.
Five parishes and eighteen congregations have joined forces in the new Bro Teifi LMA.
The inauguration service took place in a packed St Mary’s Church in Cardigan, led by the Bishop, Rt Revd Wyn Evans.
Representatives of clergy and congregation in each parish laid candles on the altar and signed the Covenant pledging them to work together as a focus for mission and ministry.
Bishop Wyn also commissioned the new joint ministry team under the leadership of Revd John Bennett, parish priest at St Mary’s and Area Dean of Cemais & Sub Aeron.
The congregations are: St Cynwyl, Aberporth; St David, Blaenporth; St John, Betws Ifan; St Mary, Cardigan; St Pedrog, Y Ferwig; Holy Cross, Mwnt; St Cynllo, Llangoedmor; St Llawddog, Cilgerran; St David, Bridell; St Cristiolus, Eglwyswrw; St David, Manordeifi; St Colman, Capel Colman; St Tygwydd, Llangydwydd; St Tydfil, Llechryd; St Mary, Llanfair Nant Gwyn; St Thomas, St Dogmaels; St Nicholas, Monnington; St Brynach, Nevern