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Bishop

‘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

‘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’).

Episcopal

‘Episcopal’ refers to the role or ministry of a bishop. So an episcopal church is one in which oversight is entrusted to a bishop. Like many others, the Church in Wales is an episcopal church.

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.

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Leadership & Governance

The Diocese of Llandaff is led by the Bishop of Llandaff and the Bishop's Leadership Team. The diocese is governed by the Diocesan Conference and Diocesan Standing Committee.

Our leadership and governance structure ensures we have a system of partnership where, together as a diocese, matters of mission and ministry are considered and both lay and clergy voices are heard.

Leadership

Governance

Elections 2022

We are electing to the follow committees:

  • Diocesan Board of Finance (DBF)
  • Vice President of Diocesan Conference
  • DAC
  • Churches and Pastoral
  • Governing Body (Church in Wales)
  • Electoral College (Church in Wales

Nominations are open from Friday 15 July and close 9am Monday 22 August.

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