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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 September 2022

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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
2nd Newport Cathedral

Residentiary Canon
Associate Priest

Ian Black
Andrew Lightbown
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
Churches and Property Officer
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
Stella Bailey

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 & Young People

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)
Licensed Clergy:
John Connell, Lea Ryder

Gaynor Parfitt, Gillian Wright, Clifford Jayne, William Brimecombe, Hywel Griffiths

Clergy with PTO:
Malcolm Lane, Andrew Willie, Francis Buxton, Marc Winchester, Stephen James, Janet Delaney
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 (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)
Licensed Clergy:
Julian Gray, Gaynor Burrett, Heidi Prince, David Roberts, John Humphries,
Andrew Dawson, Mary Moore, John Hughes

Christine Everitt

Clergy with PTO:
Michael Smith, Peter Cobb, Lorraine Cavanagh, Andrew Harter, Pat Vowles
Llantilio Pertholey CiW Primary School
10th Monmouth Marches Ministry Area

Dingestow (St Dingat) Cwmcarvan (St Catwg) Penyclawdd w Llangovan (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)
Licensed Clergy:
Tim Dack, Karen Dack, Catherine Haynes, Liz Perry, Dan Damon, Jan Pain

Martin Suter, 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
Osbaston CiW Primary School
11th 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, Peter Letson, Gilly Hubbard, Hilary Prest, Samuel Patterson, 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, John Heales, Lyndon Harrison, Tim Clement, Jeff Waring
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)
Licensed Clergy:
Philip Averay, Michael Gollop, Julian White, John Waters

John Gale, Gilly Lambert, Tony Utting, Joyce Amphlett

Clergy with PTO:
Nansi Davies
Mothers’ Union
Diocesan President – Pat Jarrett
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:
Kevin Hasler, Sally Ingle-Gillis, Sarah Rosser

Barbara Stone

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

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

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, Stephen Blewett, Glen Wilkins

Janis Davies

Clergy with PTO:
Alan Maunder, Keith Beardmore
Charles Williams CiW Primary School

Church Organists, Choirs, Music Groups and Music Bands
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
Licensed Clergy:
Dean Aaron Roberts, Ross Maidment

Gay Hollywell

Clergy with PTO:
Audrey Jenkins, Glyn Jenkins, Arthur Parkes
Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinators
18th Tredegar Park Ministry Area

Bassaleg (St Anne, St Basil, St John the Baptist) The Gaer (St Martin) Newport (St John the Baptist) Maesglas (St Thomas)
Licensed Clergy:
Christopher Stone, Bronwen Summers

Clergy with PTO:
Colin Westbrook, David Waters, Elaine Hills, Jennifer Mole
The Homeless, Newport Night Shelter, Ravens 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, Rose Hill, Andrew Hutchinson, Tina Parry, Gareth Rayner-Williams, John Thorne

Clergy with PTO:
Marian Dowsett, Beverley Smith, 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

Stella Bailey
Mark Owen
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, Rufus Noy, Stephen Smith, Ruth Rowan, Heulwen Rees, Andrew Nelmes

Maureen Morgan, Mary Rees

Clergy with PTO:
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, Lisa Taylor, Elizabeth Jones, Rachel Nelmes

Clergy with PTO:
Dylan Bate, Brenda Jones, Joe Hasler
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)
Licensed Clergy:
Nick Perry, Elizabeth Kerl, Wendy Tayler, Sue Hobbs, Karin Pardoe

Sue Atwell, Terrie Smith, Ken Jacob

Clergy with PTO:
Brian Pippen
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)
Licensed Clergy:
Dominic McLean, Tony Hodges, Chris Walters

Church Army Evangelists:
Hannah Seal, Jenny Falcόn Otero

Denise Bartlett, Roger Evans, Helen Millard

Lay Evangelist:
Angela Edwards

Clergy with PTO:
Cheryl Lewis, Pam Griffiths, Tarie Carlyon
Blaenavon Heritage CiW Primary School

Abertillery Centre of Mission

The Church Army
25th 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:
Kate O’Sullivan, Philip Godsell

Jim Thompson

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

Ministry to Disabled People

Work with Blind People
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
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 St Asaph - Rt Revd Gregory Cameron, Bishop Church Mission Society World Council of Churches
30th Diocese of St David's - Rt Revd Joanna Penberthy, Bishop Church Pastoral Aid Society Society of the Sacred Cross