Diocesan press releases

Canon Eileen installed as new Archdeacon of Cardigan

One of Wales’ best-known – and best-loved – priests is the new Archdeacon of Cardigan.

Canon Eileen Davies takes over from Dr Will Strange, who retired at the end of May.

She was installed at a service in St Davids Cathedral on June 20th [pictured]

Archdeacon Eileen has won widespread acclaim – and several awards – for her work with farming communities in West Wales. She was the driving force behind the establishment in 2015 of Tir Dewi, which has helped hundreds of farming families facing financial and/or emotional difficulties.

A working farmer herself, she has been the St Davids Diocesan Adviser on Rural Affairs since 2005, the year she was ordained into the priesthood.