Cathedral People



The Dean (second from left), The Bishop (second from right)

THE BISHOP

The Right Reverend Joanna Penberthy was elected as the 129th bishop of the diocese by the Electoral College of the Church in Wales on 11 February 2017.
(for further information about  the Bishop click here)

THE DEAN

David Jonathan Rees Lean was born in Fishguard in May 1952. During his youth he was actively involved in both the parishes of Fishguard and Goodwick, having moved to Goodwick in 1966. Having felt his calling to the priesthood from a young age he was accepted for ministerial training and began his studies at Burgess Hall Lampeter in 1971. After completing his studies there in 1974 he was still too young to be ordained and was sent by Bishop Eric Roberts to the College of the Resurrection Mirfield. He was ordained to the diaconate in July 1975 and was priested the following year, serving his title at St Maryís Tenby. During his six year curacy he was privileged to work under two rectors; the late Canon Vernon Johns and Rt Revd Dewi Bridges, latterly Bishop of Swansea and Brecon. In 1981 he moved to be Vicar of Llanrhian, Llanhywel, and Llanrheithan (which now comprises part of the Rectorial Benefice of Dewisland). In 1988 Archbishop George Noakes invited him to be Vicar of St Martinís Haverfordwest and of St Ishmaelís Lambston. In 2000 he was appointed Canon Residentiary of St Davids Cathedral and in 2001 Team Vicar of the newly created Rectorial Benefice of Dewisland, with responsibility for St Davids parish.  Jonathan Lean has a keen musical interest, having been involved with local choirs for many years; he sings tenor in the Cathedral Choir and with the John S. Davies Singers. The Dean was for many years Chairman of the Pembrokeshire Blind Society, and now serves as its Vice-President.  He is also Chairman of the St Davids Cathedral Festival. 

THE CANON RESIDENTIARY

Dorrien Paul Davies was born in 1964.  He is a native of Abergwili, Carmarthen.  He was educated at Abergwili VCP School, Ystrad Tywi County High School and Queen Elizabeth Maradinum Comprehensive School, Johnstown, Carmarthen.  UCNW Bangor, Dip Theol 1986; SMC Llandaff, Dip Past Studies 1988; University of Wales, Lampeter BA 1995.  Deacon 1988, Priest 1989 St D.  Assistant Curate Llanelli 1988-91; Vicar of Llanfihangel Ystrad Aeron, Cribyn, Trefilan and Nantcwnlle 1991 - 1999; Vicar of St Dogmaels, Moylegrove and Monnington 1999 - 2010; Diocesan Chaplain to clergy widows and widowers 2002.  Installed Canon of St Davids (Llangan) on 29th November 2007.  Licensed as Canon Residentiary and Team Vicar in the Rectorial Benefice of Dewisland on 17th April 2010.  He is married to Rosie, who is a teacher.  They have two sons, Morgan and Lewis.  Dorrien's interests include music, reading and painting.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For information on the members of the Cathedral Chapter, Cathedral Staff and Clergy in the Rectorial Benefice of Dewisland select from the menu on the left.

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