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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’).

Liturgy

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.

Prayer

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 Mission and Outreach Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse

Behind Closed Doors - a campaign for raising awareness of domestic abuse

A Prayer for White Ribbon Day

A Prayer for White Ribbon Day

God of all people, on this White Ribbon Day we recognise the heartbreaking fact of violence against women and girls.

We pray for all who are subjected to physical, sexual and psychological abuse.

We remember those who have lost their lives through violence and abuse and those who feel powerless or afraid to seek help

We remember in our prayers those who have survived and those trapped in violent and abusive situations today.

We pray Lord that cries of anguish may be transformed into possibilities of new and lasting hope.

This prayer we offer through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Liturgy for raising awareness of Domestic Violence

Rev'd Caroline Downs, Parish of Cathays, has prepared this liturgy for clergy and readers to use.

'We can live differently' - A Message from Bishop June

Social media campaign materials

We've designed a Facebook profile frame that you can use on your personal Facebook or page (e.g. church, group etc) to spread the word about the Live Fear Free Helpline, a 24/7 lifeline of support for those experiencing domestic abuse. It was established during the COVID-19 pandemic by Welsh Women's Aid and the Welsh Government to try and combat the awful rise in domestic abuse during lockdown. Below as an example of the frame being used, click here to try it.

You can also use this image as a header on your social media accounts:

Header Image for Socials

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