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Anglicans form the family of Christians closely related to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Whilst tracing their inheritance back to Christ and the earliest Christians and to the ancient Roman Catholic church, the sixteenth century Reformation was a crucial moment for Anglicanism.


‘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’).

Holy Communion

At Holy Communion blessed bread and wine is shared, by which we receive the body and blood of Jesus Christ. The congregation gives thanks for Jesus’ life, his death and resurrection and his continuing presence. See also Eucharist.

Esgobaeth Mynwy - Diocese of Monmouth

Welcome to the Diocese of Monmouth; one of six dioceses in the Church in Wales and part of the world-wide Anglican Communion.

Monmouth Diocese is part of the Body of Christ; that is, people who have committed themselves to following Jesus. We believe that God invites us to share the extraordinary love that He has for every single person; a love shown to us in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. This love has the power to transform our lives, our communities and the world in which we live. It is a love we want to share, through our worship of God and through serving our communities at every level.

Whether you want to join us, explore the Christian faith, or simply want to visit, you will find a warm welcome in all of our churches, which can be found in nearly every community across the diocese.

Mae Esgobaeth Mynwy yn rhan o Gorff Crist; hynny yw, pobl sydd wedi cyflwyno’u hunain i ddilyn Iesu. Rydym yn credu bod Duw wedi ein gwahodd i rannu’r cariad hynod sydd ganddo at bob un ohonom; cariad a ddangosir i ni ym mywyd, marwolaeth ac atgyfodiad Iesu. Mae gan y cariad hwn y gallu i drawsnewid ein bywydau, ein cymunedau a’r byd yr ydym yn byw ynddo. Mae’n gariad yr ydym eisiau ei rannu, drwy addoli Duw a thrwy wasanaethu ein cymunedau ar bob lefel.

Prun ai a ydych eisau ymuno â ni, archwilio’r ffydd Gristnogol, neu ymweld, fe gewch groeso cynnes ymhob un o’n heglwysi, sydd i’w canfod yn bron bob cymuned ar draws yr esgobaeth.


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