The process to appoint the next Bishop of Llandaff will continue to a further stage, following this week’s meeting of Bench of Bishops of the Church in Wales.
The Bishops met to discuss a possible appointment, having consulted widely within their dioceses. They will now meet with short-listed candidates.
The Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, John Davies, who is the senior bishop, thanked everyone who had taken part in the consultation, and also all those who had supported the Bishops with their prayers during the period of consultation and discussion.
He said, “We received a wide variety responses to the consultation, and heard from a particularly large number of people suggesting possible candidates. We have now considered those responses and, after a lengthy but productive meeting, we are ready to move to the next stage in the appointment process. We are very grateful to all those who have held us and the Diocese of Llandaff in their prayers at this time and we hope they will continue to do so.”
The appointment of the next Bishop of Llandaff fell to the Bench of Bishops after a meeting of the Electoral College in February ended with no candidate receiving enough votes to be declared Bishop-Elect.
Unlike the Electoral College process, there is no fixed timetable for an appointment process. However, the Bishops would wish to announce any appointment made as soon as all necessary formalities are finalised.