Diocese of Monmouth

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Diocese of Monmouth
Coat of arms of the Diocese of Monmouth.svg
Location
Ecclesiastical province Wales
Archdeaconries Monmouth, Newport
Information
Cathedral Newport Cathedral
Current leadership
Bishop Bishop of Monmouth
Website
churchinwales.org.uk/monmouth

The Diocese of Monmouth is a diocese of the Church in Wales. Despite the name, its cathedral is located not in Monmouth but in Newport — the Cathedral Church of St Woolos. Reasons for not choosing the title of Newport included the existence of a Catholic Bishop of Newport until 1916. This apparent anomaly arose in 1921 when the diocese was created (from the eastern part of the Diocese of Llandaff) with no location for the cathedral yet chosen. Various options were being considered, such as restoring Tintern Abbey, building from scratch on Ridgeway Hill in Newport, and (the eventual choice) upgrading St. Woolos, then a parish church; in the meantime the new diocese, as it covers more or less the territory of the county of Monmouth, was named the "Diocese of Monmouth". Prior to 1921 the area had been the archdeaconry of Monmouth.

It is headed by the Bishop of Monmouth, the Right Reverend Richard Pain. He was elected the tenth bishop in July 2013 and enthroned at a service in Newport Cathedral on 18 October 2013.

In its own words, the diocese "covers the south east corner of Wales, from Monmouth south to Chepstow, westwards along the 'M4 corridor' to Newport and the outskirts of Cardiff, northwards into the south eastern valleys and east into the rural areas around Usk, Raglan, Abergavenny and the Herefordshire border".

In local government terms, the territory of the diocese covers the unitary authority areas of:

List of archdeacons[edit]

Archdeacons of Monmouth[edit]

The archdeaconry of Monmouth was erected, from the Llandaff archdeaconry, in the Diocese of Llandaff on 6 February 1844.[1]

From its creation in 1921, the archdeaconry has been in Monmouth diocese.

Archdeacons of Newport[edit]

The archdeaconry of Newport was created from the Monmouth archdeaconry in 1930.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 20314. pp. 400–402. 6 February 1844. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
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  4. ^ "Griffiths, Ven. David Henry". Who Was Who 1920–2007. Who's Who (December 2007 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Roberts, Ven. David Egryn". Who Was Who 1920–2007. Who's Who (December 2007 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Monahan, Rt Rev. Alfred Edwin". Who Was Who 1920–2007. Who's Who (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Davies, Venerable Samuel Morris". Who Was Who 1920–2007. Who's Who (December 2007 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
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  9. ^ "Monmouth, Bishop of, (Rt Rev. Richard Edward Pain)". Who's Who 2014. Who's Who (December 2013 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Rees, Ven. Vaughan William Treharne". Who Was Who 1920–2007. Who's Who (December 2012 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Lewis, Ven. Charles Gerwyn Rice". Who Was Who 1920–2007. Who's Who (December 2007 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 

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Coordinates: 51°40′N 3°00′W / 51.667°N 3.000°W / 51.667; -3.000