The Dean and Chapter of St Davids Cathedral are delighted to announce that Mrs Janet Ingram has been appointed to the new post of Education & Pilgrimage Officer at St Davids Cathedral. Janet will be based at Tŷír Pererin, the cathedralís new Education & Pilgrimage Centre, which will be opened officially by the Bishop of St Davids on Monday 4 March.
Since 2007 Janet has been the Education Officer at Leicester Cathedral and in this role she has initiated and developed a wide ranging education programme for pupils visiting the cathedral. Janet is also a Religious Education Advisor for the Diocese of Leicester and has provided advice to schools, parishes and governors on religious education, collective worship and spiritual development.
On taking up this new post Janet said: 'I am thrilled to be moving to Wales to be part of this exciting vision and humbled to be continuing the tradition of pilgrimage at St Davids holding as it does such a significant place in the history of Christianity. I am looking forward to being involved in emerging new ways of mission and using my experience in education and ministry to develop work at Tŷír Pererin.'
The Very Reverend Jonathan Lean, Dean of St Davids, said: 'The establishment of Tŷír Pererin marks a new step in the life of the cathedral and its mission. The development of this project will add tremendously to the mission which we are able to offer in the cathedral and will place us at the forefront of pioneering Christian ministry in Wales. Janet Ingramís experience, knowledge and enthusiasm will prove vital as we begin the cathedralís programme of education at Tŷír Pererin. Many congratulations to Janet on her appointment and I look forward to welcoming her and her family to St Davids in January.'
For further information about the education programmes which will be on offer at Tŷír Pererin please contact: 01437 720202 / email@example.com
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St Davids Cathedral Festival are delighted to announce that Miss Sophie Davies has been appointed to the post of Festival Administrator. We wish Sophie well as she begins this post. Sophie can be contacted via the Festival's new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We extend a warm welcome to the cathedral's three new Choral Scholars:
Jonathon Lee-Brookes (bass), Peter Nicholson (tenor) & Jacob Werrin (counter-tenor) who joined us at the beginning of September. They are pictured above at the annual Friends Festival with the Bishop (The Right Reverend Wyn Evans), Dean (The Very Reverend Jonathan Lean), Secretary of the Friends (Revd Harri Williams) and the Organist & Master of the Choristers (Mr Daniel Cook).
On Saturday 30 June at the service of ordination, led by the Bishop of St Davids, Stephen Edwards (Aberaeron), David Evans (Dale & St Brides), William Gibbons (Carmarthen) and Wendy Foulger (Cilycwm) were ordained priests and Noel Cox (Llanbadarn Fawr), Alexandra Grace (Tenby), David Jones (Llanfihangel Genauír Glyn), Victoria Jones (Dafen) and Benjamin Read (Carmarthen) were made deacons.
A five day festival was held in the cathedral during 1-5 March to celebrate the restoration of St David's Shrine.
The festival began with a procession through the city of St Davids and a Choral Eucharist at the cathedral on 1 March. The newly restored Shrine, which includes five new icons and a painted canopy, was unveiled and dedicated at this service by the Bishop of St Davids, The Right Reverend Wyn Evans.
Other events included 'Prayers at the Shrine' during which medieval chants were sung by the duo Flos Harmonicus and an informal concert sung by the Cathedral Choral Scholars. A series of presentations titled 'How to restore a medieval shrine' were held in the nave on Saturday 3 March and included fascinating presentations by Mr Jerry Sampson (Cathedral Archaeologist), Mrs Jane Chamberlain (Cathedral Architect), Mr Friend Wood (Shrine Artist) and Canon Patrick Thomas (Shrine Guardian). A Choral Eucharist held on Sunday 4 March to celebrate the Feast of St Non included an address by Canon Patrick Thomas. The festival concluded on Monday 5 March when Canon Dorrien Davies led local schools in a service of thanksgiving for the life and work of St David.
Pictures from this five day festival will be available shortly.