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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’).


Liturgy is a set form of words and action used for worship. In the Church in Wales (and many other churches) these forms follow the same pattern from one congregation to another. Most Anglican liturgies look back in some way to the Book of Common Prayer.

Home For clergy and members Celebration Sunday 2021

Celebration Sunday 2021

On November 21st, the Feast of Christ the King, all churches were invited to join in celebrating our life and witness together as the Diocese of Monmouth. It was an opportunity to recognise our unity in Christ, the King of all things, and to celebrate all that binds us together in our common life in Christ.

A special liturgy was created which can be downloaded below and there is also a sermon given by Bishop Cherry - available on video and as a hard copy. Congregations were encouraged to join together wherever possible.

Bishop Cherry's Sermon

Hymn - Newport Cathedral Choir