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Baptism involves declaring faith in God and being washed with water. It means being cleansed from sin, being united to Jesus Christ, receiving his Holy Spirit and becoming God’s children. Sometimes called ‘Christening’.


‘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’).


The Christian Church is divided due to different interpretations of the faith and different religious practices. The ecumenical movement promotes dialogue and understanding between Christians and works for visible unity.


‘Evangelion’ means ‘good news’. Evangelism is about sharing the good news of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection in the hope that others may come to believe in and follow Jesus.

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.


Prayer sustains our human relationship with God and may involve words (formal or informal) or be silent. Prayer can involve adoration (‘I love you’), confession (‘sorry’), thanksgiving and supplication (‘please’).


‘Priest’ comes from the Greek word for ‘elder’. Priests in the Church in Wales are those authorised specifically to proclaim forgiveness of sins, preside at the Eucharist and bless God’s people, as well as other responsibilities.

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1st Bishop’s Office
Bishop’s Chaplain
Bishop’s P.A.
Bishop Cherry
Jonathan Williams
Vicki Stevens
Diocese of the Highveld
Bishop Charles
Newport Cathedral
Residentiary Canon
Associate Priest
Ian Black
Andrew Lightbown
David Neale, Elaine Hills
The Cathedral Chapter

The Order of St Woolos
3rd Diocesan Registry
Diocesan Chancellor
Diocesan Registrar
Mark Powell
Tim Russen
The Governing Body

The Representative Body
Second Sunday before Lent
Diocesan Office
Diocesan Secretary
Diocesan Accountant
Communications Officer
DAC Secretary
Parsonage Inspector
Church Resource Officer
Evangelism Bid Project Manager
Training, Events & Committee Co-Ordinator
MA Support Officer
MA Admin and Finance Assistant
Administration Assistant
Isabel Thompson
Bethan Davies
Debra Goddard
Martyn Jones
Garry Reeder
Zoe Ward
Emily Martins
Karen Dent

Libby Morgan-Owen
Shelly Williams
Gillian Neil
Diocesan Committees & Policy Making Bodies
5th Mission & Ministry
Diocesan Director of Mission
Diocesan Director of Ministry &
Diocesan Director of Vocations
Young Vocations Officers
Diocesan Newly Licensed Ministry
Diocesan Continuing Ministry
Development Officer
Stella Bailey
Ian Rees

Becca Stevens
Matt Davis, Ross Maidment
Sally Ingle-Gillis

James Henley
St Padarn’s Institute
Principal - Jeremy Duff

Ordinands and those in Training

Licensed and Commissioned Lay Ministers

Pioneers and Evangelists
6th Education
Head of Education
Education Support Officer
Children, Youth and Family Ministry
Beccie Morteo
Deborah Griffiths
Rachel Nelmes
All Schools, FE and HE
Institutions in the
Diocese & their
7th Archdeaconry of Monmouth


Area Deans

Ian Rees

Philip Averay, John
Connell, Tim Dack, Julian
Gray, Jeremy Harris
Ty Mawr Convent -
Mother Katharine
Chaplain – Jean Prosser

Religious and
New Monastic Communities
8th Abergavenny Ministry Area

Christchurch Abergavenny, Christchurch Govilon, St Ffwyst Llanfoist, St Helen Llanelen, Holy Trinity Abergavenny, St Mary Abergavenny, St Peter Llanwenarth Citra
Licensed Clergy:
John Connell, Lea Ryder

Gaynor Parfitt, Clifford Jayne, Hywel Griffiths

Clergy with PTO:
Malcolm Lane, Andrew Willie, Francis Buxton, Marc Winchester, Janet Delaney
Ministry Area Wardens, Lay Co-Chairs and Ministry Area Councils

Secretaries, Treasurers and Gift Aid Secretaries
9th North Monmouthshire Ministry Area

Bettws Chapel Llantilio Pertholey, St Bride Skenfrith, St Bridget Llansantfraed, St Cadoc Llangattock Lingoed, St Cadoc Llangattock - j – Usk, , St Cadoc Penrhos, St David Llanddewi Rydderch, St David Llanddewi Skirrid, St David Llanthony, St James the Elder Llanvetherine, St Mable Llanvapley, St Martin Cwmyoy, St Mary Llanfair, St Michael Llanfihangel, St Nicholas Grosmont, St Teilo Llantilio Crossenny, St Teilo Llantilio Pertholey
Licensed Clergy:
Julian Gray, Heidi Prince, David Roberts, Mary Moore

William Brimcombe

Clergy with PTO:
Michael Smith, Peter Cobb, Lorraine Cavanagh, Andrew Harter, Andrew Dawson, Pat Vowles
Llantilio Pertholey CiW Primary School

The Mission to Seafarers
Chaplaincy Team Co-ordinator – Rufus Noy
10th Monmouth Marches Ministry Area

St Catwg Cwmcarvan, St Cenhedlon Rockfield, St Dennis Llanishen, St Dingat Dingestow, St Martin Penyclawdd, St Mary the Virgin Monmouth, St Mary Tregaer, St Meugan St Maughans, St Michael Llanfihangel-Tor-y-Mynydd, St Michael Llanvihangel-ystern-Llewern, St Michael Mitchel Troy, St Michael Tintern, Old St Marys Penallt, St Oudoceus Llandogo, St Nicholas Trellech, Parish Church Trellech Grange, St Thomas Overmonnow, St Tysoi Llansoy, St Wonnow Wonastow
Licensed Clergy:
Tim Dack, Karen Dack, Catherine Haynes, Liz Perry, Dan Damon

Lyn Harper, Paul Stafford

Clergy with PTO:
Owen Williams, Janet Bromley, Bishop Dominic Walker, Julie Barrell, Colin Wilcox, Jane Avery, Janet Bone, Margaret Cooling, Rosemary Dagger, Nicholas Taylor, Jan Pain
Osbaston CiW Primary School
Sunday before Lent
Severn Wye Ministry Area

St Andoenus Mounton, St Arvan St Arvans, St Christopher Bulwark, St Deiniol Itton, Holy Cross Kilgwrrwg, St James Devauden, St Mary Chepstow, St Mary Penterry, St Peter Newchurch, St Peter St Pierre, St Tewdric Mathern, St Thomas a Becket Shirenewton
Licensed Clergy:
Philip Averay, Michael Gollop

Gilly Lambert, Tony Utting, Joyce Amphlett

Clergy with PTO:
Chris Blanchard, John Waters
Mothers’ Union
Diocesan President – Pat Jarrett
12th Netherwent Ministry Area

St Bridget Netherwent, St Cadwaladr Bishton, St Dyfrig Llanvaches, St John the Baptist Penhow, Langstone Parish Church, St Martin Llanmartin, St Mary Magdalene Goldcliff, St Mary the Virgin Caldicot, St Mary Llanvair Discoed, St Mary Llanwern, St Mary Magor, St Mary Nash, St Mary Portskewett, St Mary Rogiet, St Mary Undy, St Mary Wilcrick, St Peter Llandevaud, St Stephen & St Tathan Caerwent, St Thomas Redwick
Licensed Clergy
Jeremy Harris, Daniel Frett, Gaynor Burrett, Gilly Hubbard, Hilary Prest, Kay Denly, Mandy East

Graham Lynch, David Flint, Paul Glover, Pam Richards, David Harper, Doug Macauley, Cynthia Harrison

Clergy with PTO:
Allan Davies, Glyndwr Hackett, Chris Carey, Sue Collingbourne, David Collingbourne, Lyndon Harrison, Tim Clement, Jeff Waring, Barry Letson
Archbishop Rowan Williams CiW
Primary School

Magor CiW
Primary School
13th Heart of Monmouthshire Ministry Area

All Saints Kemeys Commander, St Andrew Tredunnoc, St Bartholomew Llanover, Bettws Newydd, St Cadoc Raglan, Christchurch Llangybi, St Cybi Llangybi, St David Trostrey, St Illtud Mamhilad, St John the Apostle Llandenny, St John Llanhennock, St Madoc Llanbadoc, St Matthew Monkswood, St Mary Usk, St Michael Glascoed, St Peter Bryngwyn, St Peter Goetre, St Peter, Paul & John Llantrissent, St Tegfeth Llandegfedd, St Thomas a Becket Wolvesnewton
Licensed Clergy:
Sally Ingle-Gillis, Sue Davies-Fletcher, Sarah Rosser, William Savage

Clergy with PTO:
Graham Opperman, Pam Love, Peter Woodman, Stephen James, Arthur Edwards, Sheila Toms
Raglan CiW Primary School

Usk CiW Primary School

The Prison Service & Chaplains
Ash Wednesday
Archdeaconry of Newport

Area Deans

Jonathan Williams
James Henley, Will Ingle-Gillis, Becca Stevens,
Chris Stone, Ross Maidment
Church Organists,
Choirs, Music Groups
and Music Bands
15th Newport North West Ministry Area

All Saints Brynglas, St David Bettws, St Mark Newport, St Mary Malpas, St Stephen Pill
Licensed Clergy:
Becca Stevens, Justin Groves, Liz Houghton, Matt Sellers, Richard Mulcahy, Dawn Lindsay

John Lipscombe

Clergy with PTO:
Chris Watkins, Henry Davies, Frances Jones
Malpas CiW Primary School

Koinonia Helping Hands Project
16th Beechwood Ministry Area

St Andrew Lliswerry, St Cadoc Caerleon, Holy Trinity Christchurch, St John the Evangelist Maindee, SS Julius & Aaron St Julians, St Mary Maindee, St Philip Lliswerry, St Teilo Alway
Licensed Clergy:
Will Ingle-Gillis, David Matthews, Sue Pratten, Linda Batt, Sam Helkvist, Glen Wilkins

Janis Davies

Clergy with PTO:
Alan Maunder, Keith Beardmore
Charles Williams CiW Primary School
17th Mountain and Marsh Ministry Area

St Barrwg Bedwas, St Bridget St Brides Wentloog, St James Rudry, St John Machen, St Mary Marshfield, St Michael Lower Machen, St Michael Michaelston-y-Fedw, St Thomas Trethomas
Licensed Clergy:
Ross Maidment

Gay Hollywell, Hilary Williams

Clergy with PTO:
Audrey Jenkins, Glyn Jenkins, Arthur Parkes, John Humphries, David Kellen
Ministry Area Safeguarding Co-ordinators
First Sunday of Lent
Tredegar Park Ministry Area

St Basil Bassaleg, St John the Baptist Newport, St John the Baptist Rogerstone, St Martin-in-the-Gaer, St Thomas Maesglas
Licensed Clergy:
Christopher Stone, Kate O'Sullivan, Bronwen Summers, Julia Durham

Clergy with PTO:
Colin Westbrook, David Waters, Jennifer Mole, Jennifer Welsh
The Homeless, Newport Night Shelter, Raven House Trust and All Food Banks
19th East Cardiff Ministry Area

All Saints Cyncoed, All Saints Llanedeyrn, St Augustine Rumney, St David Pentwyn, St Dyfrig Llanrumney, St Edeyrn Llanedeyrn, St Mellon St Mellons, Church of the Resurrection, Pontprennau Community Church
Licensed Clergy:
James Henley, Anthony Beer, Marja Flipse, Rose Hill, Tina Parry, Gareth Rayner-Williams

Clergy with PTO:
Marian Dowsett, Colin Sutton, Eric Burke, John Thorne
All Saints CiW Primary School

Bishop Childs CiW Primary School

St David’s CiW Primary School

St Mellon’s CiW Primary School

Ecumenical Partnership – Lee Liddell
20th Archdeaconry of the Gwent Valleys

Area Deans

Stella Bailey
Matt Davies, Dominic
McClean, Mark Owen,
Nick Perry, Philip Godsell
Church Bellringers
21st Islwyn Ministry Area

St Augustine Pontllanfraith, St David Fleur de Lis, St David Oakdale, St Luke Abercarn, St Margaret Blackwood, St Margaret Pontymister, St Mary Risca, St Paul Newbridge, St Peter Pantside, St Theodore Ynysddu, St Thomas Cefn Fforest, St Tudor Mynyddislwyn
Licensed Clergy:
Mark Owen, Nicholas Gill, Lisa Taylor, Stephen Smith, Heulwen Rees, Ruth Rowan, Andrew Nelmes

LLMs: Maureen Morgan, Mary Rees

Clergy with PTO:
Brenda Jones, Robin Grayson, Ashley Hunt, Trevor Morgan, Marion Redwood
Street Pastors
22nd Mynydd Bedwellte Ministry Area

St David Rhymney, St Dingat New Tredegar, St George Tredegar, St Paul Abertysswg, St Peter Aberbargoed, St Sannan Bedwellty
Licensed Clergy:
Matt Davis, Elizabeth Jones, Rachel Nelmes

Clergy with PTO:
Joe Hasler, Raphael Aladese
Boys’ Brigade & Girls’ Brigade
23rd Cwmbran Ministry Area

All Saints Llanfrechfa, Holy Trinity Pontnewydd, St Mary Croesyceiliog, St Michael Llantarnam, St Gabriel Old Cwmbran, St Peter Henllys, Henllys Worship Centre
Licensed Clergy:
Nick Perry, Elizabeth Kerl, Wendy Tayler, Sue Hobbs, Karin Pardoe

Sue Atwell, Terrie Smith, Ken Jacob

Clergy with PTO:
Brian Pippen, Harald Thomas
Henllys CiW Primary School

Ponthir CiW Primary School
24th Saint Illtyd Ministry Area

Christchurch Ebbw Vale, St David Beaufort, Holy Trinity & St Anne Nantyglo, St John Six Bells, St Mark Llanhilleth, St Michael Abertillery, St Paul Blaenavon, St Paul Cwm, St Paul Cwmtillery, St Peter Blaenavon, St Peter Blaina
Licensed Clergy:
Dominic McLean, Tony Hodges

Denise Bartlett, Roger Evans, Helen Millard

Lay Evangelist:
Angela Edwards

Clergy with PTO:
Cheryl Lewis, Pam Griffiths, Tarie Carlyon
Blaenavon Heritage CiW Primary School
Second Sunday of Lent
Mid Torfaen Ministry Area

St Cadoc Trevethin, St Hilda Griffithstown, St John Wainfelin, St Mary Panteg, St Matthew Pontymoile, St Michael Llanvihangel Pontymoile, St Oswald Sebastopol
Licensed Clergy:
Philip Godsell

Clergy with PTO:
Jane Butler, Linda Hall
The Church Lads’ & Church Girls’ Brigades
26th Aneurin Bevan Health Board Chaplaincy Team Alan Tyler, Michael
Marsden, Carol Taplin,
Mervyn Rigg, Dean
Roberts, Jonathon
Foreman, Nicki Bullivant
The Deaf Church Honorary Chaplain - Mary Moore
Mission Outreach Worker – Nicola Roylance

Ministry to Disabled People

Work with Blind People
27th Bishop’s Co-ordinators of Prayer and Spirituality

Bishop’s Advisor for Healing, Wholeness & Reconciliation

Bishop’s Advisor for Deliverance Ministry
Lea Ryder, Wendy

David Matthews

John Connell
Spiritual Directors

Ministry of Healing

The Order of Jacob’s Well
28th Diocesan Rural Life Advisor

Bishop’s Officer for the Retired Clergy
Tim Clement

Stephen James
Retired Clergy and LLMs and those with Permission to Officiate

Clergy Spouses and Families

Clergy Widows and Dependents Society
29th Diocese of Swansea and Brecon - Rt Revd John Lomas, Bishop Llangasty Retreat House Society of Catholic Priests