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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’).


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.

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.

Home Prayer Prayer Resources Monthly Prayer Cycle January 2022

January 2022

Diocesan Prayer Cycle - JANUARY 2022

1st Bishop’s Office

Bishop’s Chaplain
Bishop’s P.A.

Bishop Cherry
Jonathan Williams
Vicki Stevens
Diocese of the Highveld
2nd Newport Cathedral

Residentiary Canon
Associate Priest

Ian Black
Andrew Lightbrown (from March)
David Neale
The College of Canons

The Order of St Woolos
3rd Diocesan Registry

Diocesan Chancellor
Diocesan Registrar

Mark Powell
Tim Russen
The Governing Body

The Representative Body
4th Diocesan Office

Diocesan Secretary
Diocesan Accountant
Communications Officer
DAC Secretary
Parsonage Inspector
Training & Development Coordinator
Administrator & Finance Assistant

Isabel Thompson
Bethan Davies
Debra Goddard
Jonathan Perons
Garry Reeder
Zoe Ward
Libby Morgan-Owen
Diocesan Committees & Policy Making Bodies
5th Diocesan Director of Mission

Diocesan Director of Ministry & Discipleship

Diocesan Director of Vocations

Young Vocations Officer

Lay Vocations Officer

Diocesan Newly Licensed Ministry Officer

Diocesan Continuing Ministry Development Officer

Ian Rees

Becca Stevens

Matt Davies


Jeremy Harris

James Henley
St Padarn’s Institute
Principal - Jeremy Duff

Ordinands and those in Training


Pioneers and Evangelists
6th Acting Diocesan Director of Education

Acting School Development Officer

Acting Education Support Officer

Children, Youth and Family Ministry Advisor

Beccie Morteo

Deborah Griffiths

Rachel Nelmes
All Schools, FE and HE Institutions in the Diocese & their Chaplains
7th Archdeaconry of Monmouth


Area Deans

Ian Rees

Julian Gray, Jeremy Harris, Kevin Hasler
Ty Mawr Convent

Religious and New Monastic Communities
8th Abergavenny and Villages Ministry Area

Abergavenny (St Mary, Christchurch) Llanwenarth (St Peter) Abergavenny (Holy Trinity) Govilon (Christchurch) Llanfoist (St Ffwyst) Llanelen (St Helen)
John Connell, Jeff Pearse, Lea Ryder, Malcolm Lane, Andrew Willie, Francis Buxton, Marc Winchester, Stephen James, Janet Delaney

Gaynor Parfitt, Gillian Wright, Clifford Jayne, William Brimecombe, Hywel Griffiths
Church Wardens, Ministry Area Councils and PCCs

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

Llantilio Pertholey (St Teilo, Bettws Chapel) Llanfihangel Crucorney Group (United Parish of Crucorney) (St David, St Martin, St Michael) Grosmont (St Nicholas) Skenfrith (St Bride) Llanfair (St Mary) Llangattock Lingoed (St Cadoc) Llanaddewi Rydderch (St David) Llanarth & Llansantfraed (St Bridget) Llangattock - j - Usk (St Cadoc) Llantilio Crossenny (St Teilo) Penrhos (St Cadoc) Llanvetherine (St James the Elder) Llanvapley (St Mable) Llanddewi Skirrid (St David)
Julian Gray, Gaynor Burrett, Heidi Prince, John Humphries,
John Hughes, Michael Smith, Peter Cobb, Lorraine Cavanagh, Andrew Dawson, Andrew Harter,
Mary Moore, Pat Vowles

Christine Everitt
Llantilio Pertholey CiW Primary School
10th Area 3
Dingestow (St Dingat) Cwmcarvan (St Catwg) Penyclawdd (St Martin) Tregaer (St Mary) Rockfield (St Cenhedlon) St Maughan's & Llangattock - Vibon Avel (St Cadoc, St Meugan) Llanvihangel-ystern-Llewern (St Michael) Monmouth (St Mary the Virgin) Overmonnow (St Thomas) Mitchel Troy (St Michael) Wonastow (St Wonnow) Llandogo (St Oudoceus) Tintern (St Michael) Llanishen (St Dennis) Trellech Grange (Parish Church) Llanfihangel-Tor-y-Mynydd (St Michael) Llansoy (St Tysoi) Trellech & Penallt (Old St Marys Church, St Nicholas)
Tim Dack, Karen Dack, Catherine Haynes, Nigel Juckes, Owen Williams, Janet Bromley, Bishop Dominic Walker, Julie Barrell, Colin Wilcox, Jane Avery, Janet Bone, Margaret Cooling, RoseMary Dagger, Nicholas Taylor, Jean Prosser, Liz Perry

Martin Suter, Jan Pain, Lyn Harper, Paul Stafford
Osbaston CiW Primary School
11th Netherwent Ministry Area

Caerwent (St Stephen & St Tathan) Llanvair Discoed (St Mary) Penhow (St John the Baptist) St Brides (St Bridget) Llanvaches (St Dubritius) Llandevaud (St Peter) Caldicot (St Mary the Virgin, St Marys Portskewett, St Marys Rogiet) Magor (Langstone Parish Church, St Cadwaladr, St Martin, St Mary Magdalene, St Marys Llanwern, St Marys Magor, St Marys Nash, St Marys Undy, St Marys Wilcrick, St Thomas)
Jeremy Harris, Allan Davies, Hilary Prest, Sam Patterson, Daniel Frett, Gilly Hubbard, Glyndwr Hackett, Chris Carey, Kay Denly, Mandy East, Sue Collingbourne, David Collingbourne, John Heales, Lyndon Harrison, Tim Clement, Jeff Waring

Graham Lynch, David Flint, Paul Glover, Pam Richards, June Powell, David Harper, Doug Macauley, Cynthia Harrison
Archbishop Rowan Williams CiW Primary School

Magor CiW Primary School
12th Severn Wye Ministry Area

Newchurch (St Peter) Mathern (St Tewdric) Mounton (St Andoenus) St Pierre (St Peter) Shirenewton (St Thomas a Becket) Chepstow (St Mary, St Christopher) St Arvans (St Arvan, St Mary) Devauden (St James) Itton (St Deiniol) Kilgwrrwg (Holy Cross)
Philip Averay, Michael Gollop, Julian White, Nansi Davies, John Waters

John Gale, Gilly Lambert, Tony Utting, Joyce Amphlett
Mothers’ Union
Diocesan President – Pat Jarrett
13th Heart of Monmouthshire Ministry Area

Bettws Newydd, Kemeys Commander, Trostrey and Llanfihangel Gobion w Llanfair Kilgeddin (Bettws Newydd, All Saints, St David) Raglan (St Cadoc) Llandenny (St John the Apostle) Bryngwyn (St Peter) Goetre (St Peter) Llanover (St Bartholomew) Mamhilad (St Illtud) Monkswood & Glascoed (St Matthew, St Michael) Llangybi (Christchurch, St Cybi) Llanbadoc (St Madoc) Tredunnoc (St Andrew) Llanhennock (St John) Llandegfedd (St Tegfeth), Usk, Gwenhelog w Llangwm Uchaf and Llangwm Isaf, Gwernesney and Llangeview (St Mary) Llantrisant & Llanllowell (St Peter, Paul & John) Wolvesnewton (St Thomas a Becket)
Kevin Hasler, Sheila Toms, Sally Ingle-Gillis, Graham Opperman, Pam Love, Bob Greenland, Peter Woodman, Stephen James, Arthur Edwards

Barbara Stone
Raglan CiW Primary School

Usk CiW Primary School

The Prison Service & Chaplains
14th Archdeaconry of Newport

Area Deans

Jonathan Williams
Sue Pratten (Acting)
Mission to Seafarers
Chaplain – Mark Lawson-Jones
15th Newport North West Ministry Area

Newport (St Mark) Newport (All Saints) Bettws (St David) Newport (St Paul, St Stephen & Holy Trinity) Malpas (St Mary)
Becca Stevens, Justin Groves, Chris Watkins, Henry Davies, Frances Jones, Matt Sellers, Liz Houghton

John Lipscombe, Mary Kinchin, Chris Pennant, Mary Beckley
Malpas CiW Primary School

Koinonia Helping Hands Project
16th Beechwood Ministry Area

Caerleon (St Cadoc) Newport Christchurch Newport (St Andrew & St Philip) Maindee (St John the Evangelist, St Mary) Newport (St Julian & St Aaron) Newport (St Teilo)
Will Ingle-Gillis, David Matthews, Sam Helkvist, Linda Batt, Stephen Blewett, Sue Pratten

Graham Davies, Janis Davies
Charles Williams CiW Primary School

Church Organists, Choirs, Music Groups and Music Bands
17th Mountain and Marsh Ministry Area

Bedwas (St Barrwg, St Thomas) Rudry (St James) Machen (St John, St Michael) Michaelston-y-Fedw (St Michael) Marshfield (St Mary) St Brides (St Bridget)
Dean Aaron Roberts, Arthur Parkes

Gay Hollywell
Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinators
18th Area 4
Bassaleg (St Anne, St Basil, St John the Baptist) The Gaer (St Martin) Newport (St John the Baptist) Maesglas (St Thomas)
Christopher Stone, Anne Golledge, Bronwen Summers, Colin Westbrook The Homeless, Newport Night Shelter, Ravens House Trust and All Food Banks
19th East Cardiff Ministry Area

Cyncoed (All Saints, St Edeyrn, All Saints, St David, Pontprennau) Llanrumney (St Dyfrig) Rumney (St Augustine) St Mellons (St Mellon)
James Henley, David Kellen, Marian Dowsett,
Audrey Jenkins, Glyn Jenkins, Beverley Smith, John Thorne, Gareth Rayner-Williams, Colin Sutton, Eric Burke
All Saints CiW Primary School

Bishop Childs CiW Primary School

St David’s CiW Primary School

St Mellon’s CiW Primary School

East Cardiff Ecumenical Partnership – Lesley Lawrence
20th Archdeaconry of the Gwent Valleys

Area Deans

Mark Owen
Church Bellringers
21st Islwyn Ministry Area

Lower Islwyn (Risca, Newbridge, Cwmcarn and Abercarn) (St Margaret, St Mary, St Luke, St Paul, St Peter) Upper Islwyn (Blackwood, Fleur de Lis, Mynyddislwyn) (St Augustine, St Tudor, St Theodore, St Davids Oakdale, St Davids Fleur de Lis, St Thomas, St Margaret)
Mark Owen, Nicholas Gill, Trevor Morgan, Nick Adams, Lisa Taylor, Heulwen Rees, Stephen Smith, Andrew Nelmes

Tony Dash, Maureen Morgan, Mary Rees
Street Pastors
22nd Mynydd Bedwellte Ministry Area

Bedwellty (St Dingat, St Peter, St Sannan) Rhymney (St David, St Paul) Tredegar St George & St James (St George)
Matt Davis, Elizabeth Jones, Dylan Bate, Brenda Jones

Boys’ Brigade & Girls’ Brigade
23rd Cwmbran Church in Wales Ministry Area

Llanfrechfa (All Saints) Cwmbran and Pontnewydd (St Gabriel, St Mary, St Michael, St Peter, Holy Trinity, Henllys Worship Centre)
Nick Perry, Elizabeth Kerl, Frieda Evans, Sue Hobbs, Wendy Tayler, Brian Pippen, Karen Pardoe

Sue Atwell, Terrie Smith, Ken Jacob
Henllys CiW Primary School

Ponthir CiW Primary School
24th Upper Eastern Valleys Ministry Area

Blaenavon (St Paul, St Peter) Abertillery (St Michael) Cwmtillery (St Paul) Llanhilleth (St Mark) Six Bells (St John) Upper Ebbw Valleys Benefice (St Peter, St David, St Paul, Holy Trinity & St Anne, Christchurch)
Chris Walters, Cheryl Lewis

Denise Bartlett, Roger Evans, Helen Millard

Lay Evangelist:
Angela Edwards
Blaenavon Heritage CiW Primary School

Abertillery Centre of Mission, Lead Evangelist – Hannah Seal CA
Parish Evangelist – Jenny Falcόn Otero CA

The Church Army
25th Mid Torfaen Ministry Area

Mid-Torfaen (Griffithstown, Panteg, Llanvihangel Pontymoile, Pontypool) (St Hilda, St Oswald, St Mary, St Michael, St Cadoc, St John, St Matthew)
Kate O’Sullivan, Philip Godsell, Linda Hall

Jim Thompson
The Church Lads’ & Church Girls’ Brigades
26th Aneurin Bevan Health Board Chaplaincy Team Alan Tyler, Michael Marsden, David Roberts, Steve Lee, Carol Taplin, Sr. Bernadette, Jerry Drewitt, Bridie McNulty, Glen Wilkins The Deaf Church Honorary Chaplain - Mary Moore

Ministry to Disabled People

Work with Blind People

Those who Suffer for Their Faith
27th Bishop’s Advisor in Prayer and Spirituality

Bishop’s Advisor for Healing, Wholeness & Reconciliation

Bishop’s Advisor for Deliverance Ministry
Jane Butler

Beverley Smith

John Connell
Ministry of Healing

The Order of Jacob’s Well

Biblical Scholars and Teachers
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

Deprived and Suffering Children
29th Archbishop Wales Fund for Children Church Mission Society Church Pastoral Aid Society
30th Diocese of Bangor – Archbishop Andy John Diocese of Llandaff – Bishop June Osborne Diocese of St Asaph -Bishop Gregory Cameron
31st Diocese of St David’s – Bishop Joanna Penberthy Diocese of Swansea and Brecon – Bishop John Lomas Elected Members of UK Parliament, Welsh Parliament and Local Government