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THE CHURCH IN WALES has been a separate province since 1920. It has six dioceses. Parishes are listed alphabetically by location, under their diocese.

The Church in Wales is a member of the World Council of Churches, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, Cytun: Churches Together in Wales, and the Conference of European Churches.

Dioceses and parishes
Resources for Wales

The Church in Wales (Official web site)

Diocese of Bangor

Cathedral of St Deiniol, Bangor

Aberdaron, St Hwyn
Betws-y-Coed, St Michael [Declared redundant in 2000, now leased from the Church in Wales by a registered charity that cares for the fabric and organizes events]
Botwnnog, St Beuno and Llaniestyn, St Iestyn
Bro'r Holl Saint Ministry Area
Benefice of Dolgellau [St Mark, Brithdir; St Paul, Bryncoedifor; St Mary, Dolgellau; St Illtyd, Llanelltyd; St Machreth, Llanfachreth]
Holy Island Ministry Area
Holyhead, St Cybi
Llanaber with Barmouth
Llanallgo, St Gallgo 'Royal Charter Church'
Parish of Llandudno [Holy Trinity; St Tudno]
Llanfaelog, St Maelog
Llanfairfechan, St Mary and Christ Church

Parishes of Valley, Bryngwran and Caergeiliog

Diocese of Llandaff
Llandaff Cathedral

Parish of Aberavon [St Agnes; Holy Trinity; St Mary; St Paul]
Parish of Baglan
Caerau, Parish of Caerau with Ely

Parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Barry [St Cadoc, St Mary the Blessed Virgin]
Cardiff, Canton Benefice
Cardiff, Cathays Parish
Cardiff Centre, Dewy Sant
Cardiff, Lisvane, St Denys
Cardiff, St German with St Saviour
Cardiff Central, St John the Baptist
Cardiff (Gabalfa), St Mark
Cardiff, Parish of Roath Saint Martin
Cardiff (Grangetown), St Paul

Cowbridge, Parish of Cowbridge (Rectorial Benefice)
Benefice of Dinas and Penygraig with Williamstown [St Barnabas, Penygraig; Dinas Mission; St Illtyd, Williamstown]
Parish of Eglwysilan [St Ilan, Eglwysilan; St Peter and St Cenydd, Senghenydd]
Ewenny, Ewenny Priory Church
Glyncorrwyg, St John the Baptist
Laleston, Parish of Laleston
Llanharry, St Illtyd
Parish of Llansantffraid, Bettws and Aberkenfig [St Bride, Llansantffraid; St David, Bettws; St John, Aberkenfig]
Parish of Llantrisant [Ss Illtyd, Gwynno and Dyfodwg; St Michael, Beddau; St David, Miskin]
Llantwit Major, Rectorial Benefice of Llantwit Major
Margam, Margam Abbey (St Mary the Virgin)
Merthyr Tydfil, Christ Church with Gellideg, St Luke
Parish of Merthyr Tydfil St David and Abercanaid
Neath, Parish of Neath with Llantwit
Parish of Newton Nottage [All Saints, Porthcawl; St David, Nottage; St John the Baptist, Newton; St Mary, Trecco Bay]
Parish of Penarth and Llandough [St Augustine, Penarth; Holy Nativity, Penarth; Saint Dochdwy, Llandough]
Penrhiwceiber, St Winifred with All Saints, Matthewstown
Pontypridd, St Catherine
Port Talbot, Parish of St Theodore
Parish of Radyr [St John the Baptist, Danescourt; Christ Church, Radyr]

Roath, St Anne
Roath, St Edward
Roath, St Margaret
Parish of Tonyrefail [St David, Tonyrefail; St Alban; St Barnabas, Gilfach Goch]
Parish of Treharris, Trelewis, Bedlinog and Llanfabon
Parish of the Vale of Neath [St Mary, Blaengwrach; St Cadoc, Glynneath; St David, Resolven]

Whitchurch, St Mary, St Thomas, and All Saints

Diocese of Monmouth
St Woolos Cathedral, Newport

Abergavenny, St Mary's Priory
Bassaleg Benefice [St Basil, Bassaleg; St Anne, High Cross; St John the Baptist, Rogerstone]
Parish of Bedwas with Machen with Rudry [St Barrwg, Bedwas; St Thomas, Trethomas; St Peter, Graig y Rhacca; St John, Machen; St Michael, Lower Machen; St James, Rudry]
Caerwent Parishes Group
Caldicot, St Mary
Churches together in Chepstow and District [St Mary, Chepstow; St Christopher, Chepstow; St Tewdric, Mathern; St Peter, St Pierre; St Andoenus; Mounton; St Luke, Titshill; St Mary, Tidenham; St Michael, Tidenham Chase]
Cwmbran, Llantarnam, St Michael and All Angels
Goetre, Parish of Goetre and Llanover
Magor Ministry Area
Monmouth, Monmouth Group of Parishes [Priory Church of St Mary; St John; St Thomas the Martyr, Overmonnow; St Michael and All Angels, Mitchel Troy; St Wonnow, Wonastow]
Newport, All Saints
Newport, St Julian
Newport, St Paul
Newport, St Stephen and Holy Trinity
Raglan Group [St Cadoc, Raglan; St John, Llandenny; St Peter, Bryngwyn]
Rudry, St James
St Arvans, St Arvans
Skenfrith, St Bridget
Tillery Churches [St Michael, Abertillery; St Paul, Cwmtillery]

Tredegar, St George
Trellech and Penallt
Usk Ministry Area
Wentwood Parish Group

Diocese of St Asaph
St Asaph Cathedral

Dyffryn Clwyd Mission Area
Mathrafal Deanery
St Asaph Deanery

Abergele, St Michael
Bistre, Bistre Parish
Bodelwyddan, St Margaret of Antioch
Bryneglwys, St Tysilio
Buckley Parish [St Matthew, Buckley; Good Shepherd, Drury]
Bwlch-y-Cibau, Christ Church
Chirk, St Mary [with St David, Froncysyllte]
Parish of Colwyn Bay and Bryn-Y-Maen [St Paul; Christ Church]
Denbighshire, Prestatyn Church In Wales
Dyserth, St Bridget and St Cwyfan
Gresford, All Saints
Gwersyllt Parish [Holy Trinity]
Hope Parish [St Cynfarch, Hope; Emmanuel Church, Penyffordd]
Llanasa, St Asaph and St Cyndeyrn
Llanbedr Parishes [St Garmon, Llanarmon; St Peter, Llanbedr; St Cynhafal, Llangynhafal; St Hychan, Llanychan; St Saeran, Llanynys]
Llandudno Parish [Holy Trinity; St Tudno]
Llanfair Caereinion, Llanllugan and Manafon [St Mary, Llanfair Caereinion; St Mary, Llanllugan; St Michael, Manafon]
Llanfair Parishes [St Cynfarch & St Mary, Llanfair; St Michael, Efenechtyd; St Elidan, Llanelidan; St Mary, Cyffylliog; St Foddhyd, Clocaenog]
Llanfyllin, St Myllin
Llangollen, St Collen
Llangynog, St Melangell
Llanrhos Parish [St Hillary, Llanrhos; St Paul, Craig y Don; St David, Penrhyn Bay; All Saints, Deganwy]
Llansantffraid Glyn Dyfrdwy, St Ffraid
Llay, St Martin of Tours
Meliden, St Melyd
Mold Parish [St Mary the Virgin, Mold; St James, New Brighton]
Parish of Montgomery, Forden and Llandyssil [St Michael and All Angels; St Nicholas; St Tyssil]
Newtown Parishes [All Saints, Newtown; Llanllwchaiarn Church; St Gwynog, Aberhafesp]
Parish of Northop, Northop Hall and Sychdyn
Rhuddlan, St Mary
Rhyl Parish [St Thomas; St Ann; Holy Trinity with St John the Baptist]
Rossett, Christ Church
Ruabon, St Mary [with All Saints, Pen y Lan and St John, Rhosymedre]
Ruthin Town Parishes [St Mwrog & St Mary, Llanfwrog; St Meugan, Llanrhydd; St Peter's Minster, Ruthin]
St Asaph, All Saints Sinan
Shotton Parish [St Ethelwold; St Andrew]
Wrexham Parish [St Giles; All Saints; St Margaret; St John; St James; Holy Trinity; St Mark; St Mary]

Diocese of St Davids
St Davids Cathedral

Emlyn Deanery

Aberaeron Parish [Holy Trinity, Aberaeron; St David, Hênfynyw; Llanddewi Aberarth Church; St Padarn, Llanbadarn Trefeglwys]
Aberystwyth (Trinity Place), Holy Trinity
Aberystwyth, Eglwys y Santes Fair (St Mary)
Aberystwyth, St Michael
Begelly, St Mary
Churches of Cothi Valley and Brechfa Forest [St Teilo, Brechfa; Dewi Sant, Abergorlech; Llanfihangel, Rhos Y Corn]
s Beacon Churches
Llanbadarn Fawr, St Padarn
Llandeilo Fawr: Parish Church of St Teilo, Llandeilo
Llandsyul Parish
Merthyr, St Martin and St Enfail
Steynton, St Cewydd & St Peter
Tenby Harbour, St Julian

Diocese of Swansea and Brecon
Brecon Cathedral

Caereithin, St Teilo
Cockett, St Illtyd, St Peter
Crickhowell, St Edmund
Gorseinon, St Catherine
Parish of the Irfon Valley [St Cadmarch, Llangammarch Wells; St Cannen, Llanganten; St Afan, Llanfechan; Parish Church, Llanlleonfel]
Killay, St Hilary and St Martin
Llandrindod Wells, Parish of Llandrindod, Cefnllys & Diserth [Holy Trinity, Llandrindod; Old Parish Church, Llandrindod; St Michael, Cefnllys; St David, Howey; St Cawydd, Diserth]
Parish of Llansamlet
Parish of Manselton and Cwmbwrla [St Michael and All Angels, Manselton; St Luke the Evangelist, Cwmbwrla]
North Gower
Oystermouth, All Saints with Norton Mission
Sketty, Parish of Sketty
Swansea, Collegiate and Parish Church of St Mary
Swansea, Parish of Llwynderw [Holy Cross and Clyne Chapel]
Swansea, St Gabriel
Swansea, St James
Three Cliffs Parish
Upper and Lower Ithon Valley Parishes
Waunarlwydd, St Barnabas

Resources for Wales

American Friends of St Davids Cathedral
'For reasons as diverse as the persons drawn to St Davids […] we desire a symbol of our affiliation with the Cathedral: its history, its role in the public ceremony and conscience of Wales, its presentation of art and architecture and its ongoing commitment to excellence in both choral and organ music, and its ministry and outreach'

Anglican Renewal Ministries
Serving the Church in Wales as a resource to encourage renewal. 'Our ministries are the means by which we seek to encourage Renewal in the Church, they include: conferences and other events for the inspiration and teaching of clergy, leaders and laity, the production of publications, liaison with prayer networks, and close co-operation with diocesan, provincial and international renewal organisations. We are supported by 4 Spiritual Advisors: The Most Revd Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Saunders Davies, Bishop of Bangor, the Revd Gervais Angel [Retired], and Canon Dr Christina Baxter, Principal of St John's College Nottingham.

The Bartimaeus Community
Quasi-monastic community.
'We have a chapel, and a home which is a place of prayer and hospitality. This is not a traditional community, nor a retreat house, but somewhere where prayer is regularly offered each day, and where people who are in that Bartimaeus experience can spend a few days.'

The Christian Mountain Centre
'A 50-bed Christian residential outdoor activity and retreat/conference centre based in North Wales and welcoming groups of all ages and abilities. Fully accessible to wheelchair users'.

Church Schools Wales
'the official interdenominational website for church schools in Wales'. Sponsored by the Anglican Archbishop of Wales and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cardiff.

Churches Tourism Network Wales
Aims to 'encourage access to places of worship' and to 'advance education through providing increased and better managed access (physical and intellectual) for the public to church buildings'.

Coleg y Groes
A small retreat house in North Wales, under the auspices of the Church in Wales but open to all. It is managed by two priests in the Church in Wales, who write: 'Together with 14 'companions', we form the Community of Coleg y Groes; in English 'College of the Cross'. 'College' refers to the 18th-century former almshouses that make up the retreat house; we're not an educational establishment!' It looks a delightful place.

'a new initiative of Brecon Cathedral to support strong local communities that connect people with their heritage, the environment, and faith. Convivium is a Latin word that means both to feast and to live together generously.'

Credo Cymru
Forward in Faith in Wales. Bilingual site.

Y Cynnlun Grant Addoldai Rhestredig
Welsh-language version of the website for the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme.

Churches Together in Wales. 'Our task is to challenge and enable those denominations - from their leaders and their synods to their individual members - to witness, work, reflect and pray together more effectively.'

Evangelical Fellowship in the Church in Wales

Father Ignatius Memorial Trust
Father Ignatius (the Revd Joseph Leycester Lyne) is remembered for his efforts to restore monastic life to the Church of England, as well as for his considerable success as a mission preacher.

Friends of Our Lady of Tintern
'An organisation devoted to the ecumenical celebration of Mary mother of Jesus and her connection with Tintern Abbey.'

Gathering, Growing, Going
'This is the website for the vision for the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon.'

Llangasty Retreat House
'Llangasty Retreat House is a Christian centre, and a place for individuals and groups to develop their spirituality by means of retreats, conferences and study groups.'

Mothers' Union
Bangor Diocese Mothers' Union: a partially bilingual site for this largest Anglican women's organisation. Founded in Bangor in 1891.
Swansea and Brecon Mothers' Union

The Order of Jacob's Well
'Founded by a group of lay and ordained Christians involved in the Christian Healing ministry at the Well Centre in Cwmbran, South Wales it is funded by a registered charity and authorised through its chaplain to the Archbishop of Wales'.

Parish Buying
Church-vetted parish buying arrangements for energy, photocopying, office products, IT, fire safety, and church supplies.

Plant Dewi
'at the heart of our Diocese. Our community development ministry continues to grow from strength to strength. The projects we have set up display in a very practical way the outpouring of Christ's love to all people. They fulfil our desire to Venture in Mission as a serving Church. [...]
characterised by equality for all, serving the needs of local communities and building up healthy and lasting relationships between individuals, groups, communities and indeed the whole diocese.' Bilingual website, affiliated with the Diocese of St Davids.

R.S. Thomas Study Centre, University of Wales, Bangor
Research collection and centre dedicated to the works of R.S. Thomas (1913-2000), Anglican priest and Welsh nationalist poet. Site in English and Welsh.

St Michael's College
St Michael's is an Anglican theological training institution in Cardiff, Wales. 'Our students are drawn from the Church in Wales, Church of England and Methodist Church and study both full time and part time. Along with The School of Religious and Theological Studies and South Wales Baptist College, St Michael's College forms a tri-partite body, constituted by University Ordinance, known as The Faculty of Religious and Theological Studies at Cardiff University.'

Saints and Stones Pilgrimage
'trails have been set up to give both holiday visitors and residents in the county access to the deep spiritual qualities of these ancient places of worship, access to some of its more remote and beautiful corners and thereby to bring some small tourist trade to benefit the rural communities. Pilgrimage and visits to these churches continue all through the year and all the churches are open during daylight hours. Visitors are invited to sign the visitors' books and to appreciate the simplicity of the place and the opportunity to enjoy its welcome of peace.'

Sharpe Trust
Established in 1976 'for the maintenance, repair, and restoration of church bells situate anywhere in England and Wales'.

Stained Glass in Wales
'A searchable catalogue of Welsh Stained Glass windows from the 14th century to the present, with over 5000 photographs.'


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