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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 we 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.


Canon Sarah Rowland Jones appointed as Dean of St Davids

The new Dean of St Davids Cathedral is to be Revd Canon Dr Sarah Rowland Jones LVO OBE

Canon Sarah is currently Priest-in-charge of Cardiff’s city centre civic church of St John the Baptist, and will take up her new post in the Spring of 2018.

She is the first woman to be appointed to the post.

‘St David’s has always been special to me’ said Canon Sarah, who has family roots in the Diocese, including being related to Daniel Rowland of Llangeitho.

‘The Cathedral and its surroundings so strongly convey the sense of being holy ground. For so many, over so many centuries, it has been a sacred place to sense the presence of the living God who is beyond time and space, and yet who is also intimately close to each of us with the offer of redeeming love.

‘It will be a tremendous privilege to join the community of those who today bear the responsibility of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with pilgrims and visitors from near and far. As I prepare to move, it will be my particular prayer that by God’s grace I grow in being “faithful in the little things” as St David taught.’

The Bishop of St Davids, Rt Revd Joanna Penberthy, said: “I am delighted that Canon Dr Sarah Rowland Jones is to become Dean of St Davids Cathedral.

“Sarah is a deeply prayerful, creative and experienced priest. I have no doubt that, under Sarah’s leadership, the Cathedral will build on the work of her predecessors, developing its vocation to turn visitors into pilgrims and to be the Mother Church of our Diocese.

“As the senior priest  of the Diocese , she will make a valuable contribution to our common life and I look forward to her installation immensely.”

(Chwilio Manwl/Advanced Search)  

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