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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.


‘Deacon’ comes the Greek word for ‘servant’. Deacons in the Church in Wales have special roles within worship such as proclaiming the gospel. Traditionally, deacons have had responsibility for social care. Deacons often go on to be ordained priest.


‘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’).

Home Prayer Vocations Calling Conversations

Calling Conversations

Chaplaincy - 27th April

Our first "Calling Conversation" focused on Chaplaincy.

Panellists included:

  • Revd Delyth Liddell (Cardiff University)
  • Revd Andrew Webster (St David's Hospice)
  • Revd Rachel Lewis ( Cardiff and Vale UHB)
  • Revd Bryony Davis ( Church of England Chaplain at HMP Leyhill)

Pioneers - 25th May

Our second "Calling Conversation" focused on Pioneer Ministry.

Panellists included:

  • David Harrigan (Pioneer Curate)
  • Jo Howie (Lay Pioneer Missioner)
  • Debbie Peck (Pioneer Youth Worker, Diocese of Bangor)
  • Jon Price (Pioneer, Diocese of Bangor)
  • Susie Tempelton (Assistant Pioneer Curate, St John the Evangelist, Woodley)

Ordained Ministry - 29th June

Our third "Calling Conversation" focused on Ordained Ministry.

Panellists included:

  • Bishop Cherry Vann
  • Brother Oswin CR (Superior)
  • Canon Mark Clavier, Brecon Cathedral
  • Revd Mandy East, newly ordained deacon

Licensed Lay Ministry - 27th July

Our fourth "Calling Conversation" focused on Licensed Lay Ministry.

Panellists included:

  • Sarah Rosser
  • Paul Stafford
  • Jim Thompson

Secular Vocations - 28th September

Our fifth "Calling Conversation" will focus on Secular Vocations.

Panellists will include:

  • Darren Millar MS - Member of the Welsh Parliament for Clwyd West
  • Penny Heard - Operational Director of the Highveld Anglican Board of Social Responsiblity
  • Ian Loynd - Headteacher of St Teilo’s Church in Wales High School

Upcoming Sessions

Spiritual Directors
- 19th October
Training Experiences
- 30th November