Since the 6th century there has been a church on this site. For the past 1500 years prayer and worship has been offered to God on a daily basis which continues to this day.
In this Cathedral we strive to keep the faith which Christ and his apostles taught, to be joyful in our expression of the gospel message to the hundreds of thousands of visitors and pilgrims who come to this Cathedral every year and I hope that this website will show you some of the little things we do day by day to honour God and St David who founded this Cathedral.
The Very Reverend Jonathan Lean
Dean of St Davids
Mr James Harris has been appointed as the new Head Verger, James will work alongside Mr Barrie Webb until his retirement in 2014. James will then take up his full appointment as Head Verger.
We warmly welcome James to St Davids. On his appointment he said:
"I am very pleased to have been appointed as the next Head Verger of St Davids Cathedral. I feel privileged to become part of the team who cares for the cathedral and it's life and liturgy. I look forward to meeting and working with staff, volunteers, clergy and congregation and becoming part of the community"
James was born in Walsall in the West Midlands. He became a Voluntary Verger at Lichfield Cathedral in 1997, becoming part time from 1998-2000. He took up his first full time post as Verger at Portsmouth Cathedral in 2000, moving to Winchester in 2002. He has been a Verger at St Paul's Cathedral for nearly nine years where he had overall care of the plate and vestments and was responsible for leading specialised tours of these and the 'hidden spaces' of the cathedral.
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