The Bishop's residence is Bishopstow, which is in central Newport.
The diocese is one of two new ones founded in 1921 when the Church in Wales became independent of the established Church of England. The current Bishop is the Right Reverend Richard Pain, the 10th Bishop of Monmouth. Bishop Pain was previously the Archdeacon of Monmouth before being elected Bishop to the see of Monmouth. The last Bishop was the Right Reverend Dominic Walker OGS, was previously Area Bishop of Reading in the Church of England and who retired on 30 June 2013. The Diocese of Monmouth has also produced a Welsh Archbishop in the Most Reverend Dr. Rowan Williams, was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in 2002 - the first Welsh bishop to hold that post since the English Reformation in the 16th century. He was also the Archbishop of Wales at the time of his appointment to Canterbury and was styled as "The Most Reverend Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Wales and Bishop of Monmouth."
List of the Bishops of the Diocese of Monmouth
Previously Principal of Trinity College, Carmarthen; elected bishop on 25 January and conscecrated on 23 May 1972; also was Archbishop of Wales 1983–1986; retired in the summer of 1986; died as result of a motor accident in 1987.
Previously Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Oxford and canon of Christ Church; elected bishop on 5 December 1991 and consecrated on 1 May 1992; also was Archbishop of Wales 1999–2002; translated to Canterbury in 2002.