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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’).

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’).

Home Prayer Prayer Monthly Prayer Cycle June 2020

June 2020

Diocesan Prayer Cycle– June 2020

Please pray for:
01 The Bishop’s Office
Bishop’s Chaplain
Bishop’s P.A.
Bishop Cherry
Stephen James
Christopher Smith
Vicki Stevens
Diocesan Chancellor – Mark Powell
Thanksgiving for
the Gifts of the Spirit
02 Newport Cathedral Lister Tonge
Jonathan Williams
Cathedral Chapter Canons and Honorary Canons
03 The Archdeaconry of Monmouth
The Archdeaconry of Newport
The Archdeaconry of the Gwent Valleys
Archdeacons -

Ambrose Mason
Jonathan Williams
Sue Pinnington
Area Deans –
Jeremy Harris,
Kevin Hasler,
Julian Gray,

John Connell,
Justin Groves

Mark Owen
04 Abergavenny Ministry Area
Abergavenny, Llanwenarth Citra, Llantilio
Pertholey with Bettws, Llanddewi Skirrid, Govilon, Llanfoist, Llanelen
Llanfihangel Crucorney, Cwmyoy, Llanthony,
Llantilio Crossenny, Penrhos,
Llanvetherine, Llanvapley,
Llandewi Rhydderch,
Llansantffraed, Grosmont, Skenfrith,
Llanfair, Llangattock Lingoed
Julian Gray, Gaynor Burrett, Chris Walters,
Heidi Prince, John Humphries,
Tom Bates, Jeff Pearse, John Hughes, Derek
Young, Michael Smith, Peter Cobb, Lorraine Cavanagh, Andrew Dawson, Jean
Prosser, Andrew Harter
LLMs: Gaynor Parfitt, Gillian Wright,
Clifford Jayne, Sandy Ireson, William Brimecombe
The Holywell Community
Llantilio Pertholey CiW Primary School
05 Bassaleg Ministry Area
Bassaleg, Rogerstone, High Cross
Christopher Stone
Anne Golledge
Diocesan Registrar
– Tim Russen
06 Bedwas with Machen Ministry Area
Bedwas, Machen, Rudry, Michaelston-y- Fedw
Dean Aaron Roberts, Richard Mulcahy, Arthur Parkes
LLM: Gay Hollywell
Director of Ministry – Ambrose Mason
07 Caerleon Ministry Area
Caerleon, Llanhennock, Llanfrechfa,
Sue Pratten, Wendy Tayler
LLMs: Graham Davies, Janis Davies, Ken Jacob
Charles Williams CiW Primary School
Ponthir CiW Primary School
08 Caldicot Ministry Area
Caldicot, Portskewett, Rogiet
Glyndwr Hackett
LLMs: David Flint, Paul Glover, Pam Richards
Archbishop Rowan Williams CiW Primary School
Director of Mission – Sue Pinnington
09 Chepstow Ministry Area
Chepstow, Mathern, Mounton, St Pierre,
Shirenewton, St Arvans, Penterry, Itton, Devauden, Kilgwrrwg
Philip Averay, Michael Gollop, Julian White,
Daniel Frett, Nansi Davies, Lea Ryder
LLMs: Joyce Amphlett, John Gale, Penny Davies, Gilly Lambert
Director of
Vocations – Paul Thompson
The Diocese of the
10 Cwmbran Ministry Area
Cwmbran, Llantarnarm, Croesyceiliog,
Henllys, Pontnewydd
Nick Perry, Elizabeth Kerl, Harald Thomas, Frieda Evans, Sue Hobbs, Bronwen Summers
LLMs: Sue Atwell, Terrie Smith
Henllys CiW Primary School
11 Cyncoed Ministry Area
Cyncoed, Llanederyn, Pentwyn
James Henley, Beverley Smith, Matt Davis, John Thorne All Saints CiW Primary School
St David’s CiW Primary School
12 Goetre Ministry Area
Goetre, Llanover, Mamhilad, Monkswood,
John Collier, Peter Woodman, Stephen James Advisor for Healing - 
Beverley Smith
13 Lower Islwyn Ministry Area
Newbridge, Risca, Abercarn and Cwmcarn
Val Hodges, Marion Redwood, Stephen Smith Aneurin Health Board Chaplaincy Team – Alan Tyler, Michael Marsden,
David Roberts, Heidi Prince, Steve Lee, Carol Taplin, Sr. Bernadette, Jerry
Drewitt, Bridie McNulty, Glen Wilkins
14 Magor Ministry Area
Magor, Redwick, Undy, Goldcliff, Nash,
Bishton, Wilcrick, Langstone, Llanmartin, Llanwern
Jeremy Harris,  Allan Davies, Hilary Prest, Sam Patterson
LLMs: Graham Lynch, Paul Williams
Magor CiW Primary School
Diocesan Director of Education – Annette Daly
15 Monmouth Ministry Area
Monmouth, Overmonnow, Wonastow, Mitchel
Troy, Rockfield, Dingestow, St Maughans, Llanfihangel-Ystern-Llewern,
Penyclawdd, Tregaer, Cwmcarvan, Llangattock-Vibon-Avel, Trellech, Penallt,
Llanishen, Trellech Grange, Llanfihangel-tor-y-Mynydd, Llansoy, Llandogo,
Tintern Parva
Karen Dack, Tim Dack, Catherine Haynes,
Janet Bone, Nigel Juckes, Owen Williams, Janet Bromley, Bishop Dominic
Walker, Julie Barrell, Colin Wilcox, Jane Avery, David
Osborn, Gillian Williams, Simon Guest, Margaret Cooling, RoseMary Dagger,
Nicholas Taylor
LLMs: Martin Suter, Jan Pain, Lynda Lloyd, Lyn Harper
Osbaston CiW
Primary School
Children, Youth and
Family Ministry Advisor – Rachel Nelmes
16 Newport East Ministry Area
Maindee, Lliswerry, St Julians,
Alway, Christchurch
Will Ingle-Gillis, David Matthews, Sam Helkvist,  Linda Batt, Stephen Blewett Lay Eucharistic Ministers and Lay
Eucharistic Assistants
17 Newport North Ministry Area
Malpas, Bettws, Brynglas
Becca Stevens, Chris Watkins, Henry Davies,
Jane Sims, Frances Jones, Matt Sellers
LLMs: Chris Pennant, Mary Beckley
Malpas CiW Primary School
Koinonia Helping Hands Project
18 Newport West Ministry Area
St Paul
St Stephen & Holy Trinity,
St Thomas, St Mark
St Martin-in-the-Gaer,
St John the Baptist
Justin Groves, Paul Thompson, Colin Westbrook
LLMs: Mary Kinchin, John Lipscomb, Annette Masters
Retired Clergy and Clergy and LLMs with
Permission to Officiate – Stephen James
19 Panteg and Griffithstown Ministry Area
Panteg, Griffithstown, Llanfihangel
Alison Littler
LLMs: Barbara Stone, Jim Thompson
Diocesan ICME Officer – Jeremy Harris
Chaplain to Lay Ministers - John Collier
20 Raglan Ministry Area
Raglan, Llandenny, Bryngwyn, Bettws Newydd,
Trostrey, Kemys Commander, Llanfihangel Gobion
Kevin Hasler, Sheila Toms
LLM: Hywel Griffiths
Raglan CiW Primary School
Lay Training Officer - Jayne Collier
21 Tredegar,
Rhymney, Abertysswg
Ministry Area
Elizabeth Jones,
Dylan Bate
St Padarn’s Institute, Diocesan Learning
Link - Charlie Shepherd
Diocesan Churches Development Officer – Isabel Thompson
22 Upper Islwyn Ministry Area
Mynyddislwyn, Pontllanfraith, Oakdale,
Ynysddu, Blackwood,
Fleur-de-Lis, Cefn Fforest, Bedwellty, New
Mark Owen, Leah Philbrick,
Jane Butler, Trevor Morgan, Nick Adams,
Brenda Jones, Lisa Taylor, Heulwen Rees
LLMs: Tony Dash, Maureen Morgan, Mary Rees
Diocesan Office Staff – Beth Davies, Libbie O’Brien, Sarah Rosser,
Zoe Ward, Libby Morgan-Owen
23 Upper Torfaen
Ministry Area
Pontypool, Blaenavon
Philip Godsell, Linda Hall Blaenavon Heritage CiW Primary School
Ty Mawr Convent
24 Usk Ministry Area
Usk, Llantrisant, Llangybi, Coed-y-Paen,
Llanbadoc, Tredunnoc, Llangwm, Wolvesnewton
Graham Opperman, Pam Love, Bob Greenland Usk CiW Primary School
Assistant Director of Vocations – Rebecca
25 Wentloog Ministry Area
Rumney, Llanrumney,
St Mellons, Marshfield,
St Brides
John Connell, David Kellen, Ross Maidment, Marian Dowsett,
Audrey Jenkins, Glyn Jenkins
Bishop Childs CiW
Primary School
St Mellon’s CiW
Primary School
26 Wentwood Ministry Area
Caerwent, Llanfair Discoed, Newchurch, Penhow, St Bride’s
Netherwent, Llanvaches, Llandevaud
Sally Ingle-Gillis, John Waters, Chris Carey
LLMs: June Powell, David Harper
Diocesan Parsonage Inspector – Garry Reeder
DAC Officer – Stephen Peel
27 Parishes and Benefices whose Ministry Areas
are yet to be decided
Blaina, Nantyglo, Ebbw Vale, Beaufort, Cwm
Abertillery, Cwmtillery, Six Bells,
Mike Parker, Pam Griffiths, Cheryl Lewis, Tarie Carlyon,
LLMs: Denise Bartlett, Roger Evans, Helen Millard,
Lay Evangelist: Angela Edwards
Diocesan Spirituality Coordinator – Jane
Diocesan Communications Officer – Debra
28 Church Lads‘ and
Church Girls‘ Brigade
Church Mission
Church Organists
and Choirs
29 Church Pastoral Aid
Churchwardens and
Clergy Spouses and
30 Diocesan Committees
and Policy Making Bodies
Diocese of Bangor –
Bishop Andy John
Diocese of Llandaff - Bishop June