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Anglicans form the family of Christians closely related to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Whilst tracing their inheritance back to Christ and the earliest Christians and to the ancient Roman Catholic church, the sixteenth century Reformation was a crucial moment for Anglicanism.


‘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’).


‘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.


‘Evangelion’ means ‘good news’. Evangelism is about sharing the good news of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection in the hope that others may come to believe in and follow Jesus.

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.


Liturgy is a set form of words and action used for worship. In the Church in Wales (and many other churches) these forms follow the same pattern from one congregation to another. Most Anglican liturgies look back in some way to the Book of Common Prayer.

Llandaff Centre of Mission

A partnership between the Diocese of Llandaff and Church Army.


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.

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Ministry Area Finance Officer

How can you help grow the Kingdom of God in Llandaff?

The Diocese of Llandaff is the most densely populated part of Wales and is hugely diverse, from the urban capital of Cardiff to post-industrial Valleys and the semi-rural Vale of Glamorgan. Our vision is that all may encounter and know the love of God through truth, beauty and service, living full and rich lives through faith and committed discipleship.

As part of this provision we are starting a new service, to support churches across the Diocese by providing a book-keeping service, free at the point of use. This service will be implemented over the coming months, and we are looking to recruit a Diocesan Finance Officer to be at the heart of this. The role will be focused on providing bookkeeping support using the My Fund Accounting system.

The person that we are looking for will:

- Have a good understanding of the ethos of the Church in Wales

- Have hands-on experience of using an accounting system. If you have experience of My Fund Accounting that would be a bonus, but training will be given if your experience is on other systems

- Hands-on experience of charities or non-profits accounting would be a bonus, but again, training will be given if your experience is in commercial or other organisations

- Have a recognised accounting qualification, preferably AAT part or fully qualified. Experience will count for as much as qualifications and we will support staff in completing qualifications, but the role will include the production of full year-end accruals Accounts

- Be able to thrive in a changing environment, particularly as we roll out this service and engage with volunteers across the Diocese. Occasional travel will be required for trouble-shooting

- Be a team player, able to engage with colleagues within the Diocesan Finance function and also with Treasurers from across the Diocese, who have different backgrounds and levels of experience

We will initially be offering a core bookkeeping service, but we expect that in time we will add other services, both accounting and administrative. The role can be expected to expand as this develops.

The role will report directly into the Head of Finance, under the supervision of the Diocesan Finance Advisory Officer. We can offer a salary and package commensurate with the seniority of the post, flexibility in working patterns, and development opportunities within a small but committed, enthusiastic and ambitious team.

For more information or an informal chat, contact Peter Watson at dfa.llandaff@cinw.org.uk

Application Form and Job Description are available from llandaff.recruitment@churchinwales.org.uk

Deadline for applications: 9am, 27th May, 2024.

This advert is also posted on the provincial and diocesan websites: www.churchinwales.org.uk and llandaff.churchinwales.org.uk

This post is subject to a DBS Basic Disclosure.

Vicar for New Worshipping Communities in The Garth Ministry Area

The Garth Ministry Area is looking for a new team member with specific responsibility for new worshipping communities. This dynamic role encompasses stabilising and growing existing congregations while growing new congregations through friendly, accessible worship and activities for all generations. Ideal for someone with a pastoral and evangelistic heart, this role provides scope for a self-starting pioneer eager to engage people in a journey of faith.

For an informal chat about this role, please contact Ven Rod Green, Archdeacon of Llandaff on 07944 718076 or at archdeacon.llandaff@churchinwales.org.uk

Deadline for applications: 9am, Wednesday 5th June

Interviews will take place on Monday 10th June

Senior Church Buildings Surveyor - Dioceses of Llandaff and Monmouth

The Senior Church Surveyor will lead a team which will include a Junior/Graduate Surveyor, a DAC Secretary and a Grants and Funding Officer.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated professional to lead a team that will make a real difference to an exceptional group of historic buildings. Across both dioceses there are 380 church buildings. 46 of these are Grade I listed, 83 Grade II*, 114 Grade II and the remainder unlisted.

The successful Senior Building Surveyor's Role

The successful Senior Church Surveyor will be responsible for a broad range of tasks, with a particular emphasis on producing quinquennial condition surveys on church buildings.

A key aspect of the Senior Building Surveyor's responsibilities will be to support local volunteers to use these condition surveys to maintain, repair and develop their church buildings.

Salary: £50,605 - £53,978

Hours: This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week), permanent position, with flexible hours including occasional weekend or evening work.

We’d love to hear from you! For an informal chat, please call Isabel Thompson, Diocesan Secretary of Monmouth. (isabelthompson@cinw.org.uk / 07493669511)

Closing Date: 9am Monday 3rd June

Interview Date: Tuesday 11th June.

Administrator - Glamorgan Heritage Coast Ministry Area

Administrator for Glamorgan Heritage Coast Ministry Area

Could you run our Ministry Area office? Our Administrator is retiring shortly and we want to appoint someone who is enthusiastic, friendly and confident with office technology, who can act as first point of contact for enquiries, and provide administrative support for our clergy and 12 churches.

This involves dealing with enquiries to the office, managing the diary, purchasing supplies, printing, a bit of finance and generally organising things.

Our established and well-equipped office is at St Illtud’s Church, Llantwit Major. The Administrator post is part-time (27 hours a week) and could be a job-share. We pay the Real Living Wage.

Is this you? If so, for more details contact us on 01446 792439, office@ghcp.church or see https://www.ghc.church/ for an application pack.

The closing date is 7th June, with interviews in the week commencing 17th June.

Applicants will need to complete the application form and send it with a CV and a covering letter to The Ministry Area Office, St Illtud’s Church, Church St, Llantwit Major, CF61 1SB or email office@ghcp.church

Ministry Area Clerical Assistant - Garth Ministry Area

The Garth MA in North-West Cardiff is seeking a part-time, enthusiastic and friendly clerical assistant to support the clergy and the success of our team. The role would be varied, to include dealing with bookings for baptisms, weddings and funerals; to produce rotas and other similar documents in consultation with the clergy; and to play a co-ordination role for the members of the Ministry Area Council where needed. Good communications skills including experience of Office 365 and social media such as Facebook or X would be an advantage. Living within the Garth MA is not necessary, but living nearby would be helpful.

It is envisaged that this role would require 6 to 8 hours work per week. Hours of work can be flexible provided the output is timely.

Salary by negotiation but at least the current National Living Wage rate of £11. 44/hour and commensurate with such a position.

Please respond to Geoff Moses either by email on geoffmoses28@gmail.com or phone him on 07917 674203. Please leave Geoff a message if he is not available and he will return your call.

Ministry Area Book Keeper - Penybont ar Ogwr Ministry Area

Penybont ar Ogwr Ministry Area is in urgent need of a part-time book keep to support the workload of the Ministry Area Treasurer, Mrs Sandra Arnott.

The post would be part-time, for possibly three two-hour weekly sessions, but this is negotiable.

Prospective applicants are required to have a working knowledge of the ‘My Fund Accounting’ system.

Those interested should contact Sandra Arnott via sandra.arnott49@gmail.com (07879218390) or Jennifer Morgan via jennifermorgan@live.co.uk (07595762885).

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About Us

Our Vision

This is an exciting time in our diocese, as we embed our vision of Faith Matters which aims to transforms lives through faith, education and social justice.

Our vision is that all may encounter and know the love of God through truth, beauty and service, living full and rich lives through faith.

Transforming lives through living and bearing witness to Jesus Christ is our calling. We seek to do this in a Diocese that is strong, confident, alive and living in faith, engaged with the realities of life and serving others in His name.

We look to continue Christ’s church and mission by telling the joyful story of Jesus, growing the Kingdom of God by empowering all to participate and building the future in hope and love.

Our shared aims
  • Telling a joyful story.
  • Growing the Kingdom of God.
  • Building our capacity for good.
The Diocese of Llandaff

We are one of six dioceses in the Church in Wales and cover much of South Wales, including Cardiff and the South Wales Valleys. The Diocese is the most densely populated part of Wales and is hugely diverse, from the urban capital of Cardiff to post-industrial Valleys including the semi-rural Vale of Glamorgan.

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