The bigger picture: Our place in the Province of the Church in Wales . . .
Line for this parish:
Archbishop of the Church in Wales:
The Most Reverend John Davies.
Bishop of St. David's Diocese:
The Right Reverend Joanna Penberthy.
Archdeacon of Cardigan:
The Venerable Doctor Will Strange.
Area Dean of Glyn Aeron:
The Reverend Canon Chris L Bolton.
Vicar of our 4 parish churches:
The Reverend Canon John P Lewis.
The Church in Wales is divided into six geographical areas, or dioceses. Each diocese is looked after by a Bishop and is a distinct administrative unit.
Each diocese is split into a number of Archdeaconries with an Archdeacon overseeing each area and each Archdeaconry is further split into a number of Deaneries.
Each Deanery has an Area Dean overseeing that area and each deanery is then divided into a number of Benefices.
A benefice is the description given to the area over which a cleric (eg. a vicar) has responsibility. A cleric may be put in charge of one parish, or of several.