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Provincial office move

After almost 100 years, the national office of the Church in Wales is moving to a new address. Next week (September 25), the Representative Body of the Church in Wales relocates into the heart of Cardiff and to a modern, accessible work space. The move became necessary as the converted residential properties the Church had occupied on Cardiff’s Cathedral Road, were no longer fit for purpose, either as offices for its staff or as a meeting venue to which people travel from all over Wales. After exploring many options, the Trustees decided that the most expedient solution would be to...

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New Archbishop of Wales elected

A new Archbishop of Wales has been elected today (September 6). John Davies, who has served as the Bishop of Swansea and Brecon for the past nine years, has been chosen as the 13th Archbishop of Wales. He succeeds Dr Barry Morgan who retired in January after 14 years as the leader of the Church in Wales. His election is also historic as this is the first time a Bishop of the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon has been elected as Archbishop of Wales. Archbishop John was elected having secured a two-thirds majority vote from members of the Electoral...

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Bishop celebrates at Pride Cymru

A bishop will be leading the worship at Pride Cymru for the first time during the three-day event in Cardiff this weekend. Bishop Joanna The Bishop of St Davids, Joanna Penberthy, will be joining the LGBT+ community and others at the #FaithTent on Saturday.  She will take part in a discussion about faith and sexuality before leading Pride’s first even Communion service. Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend begins on Friday and takes place on the lawns of Cardiff City Hall, in the heart of the capital city. The #FaithTent is run by The Gathering – an LGBT+ church for everyone –...

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Election of the Archbishop of Wales – Sept 5-7

A parish church in a Victorian spa town in the heart of Wales will host an important event in September – the election of the next Archbishop of Wales. The doors of Holy Trinity Church in Llandrindod Wells will be locked for up to three days on September 5 as the Electoral College meets inside to choose the 13th Archbishop of Wales. Holy Trinity Church The mid-Wales town has been the location for the election of all the Archbishops of Wales since the first in 1920, due to its central location. This election follows the retirement of Dr Barry...

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Bishop celebrates diversity at the National Eisteddfod

Wales’ first woman bishop will preach at the opening service of the National Eisteddfod this weekend as it celebrates diversity. Bishop Joanna Penberthy, who was elected Bishop of St Davids last year, will give the address at the service which will be broadcast live on Welsh television (S4C) and radio on Sunday morning (Radio Cymru). Bishop Joanna at her consecration service The theme of the service is Citizens of the World and Bishop Joanna will focus on the importance of being an open and welcoming nation. The service begins at 10am at the Pavilion. Later in the week, the...

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