Roman Catholic Diocese of Menevia
|Diocese of Menevia
|Territory||The City and County of Swansea, the County Borough of Neath Port Talbot, the Counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire and the Borough of Brecknock and the District of Radnor in the County of Powys|
|Area||9,716 km2 (3,751 sq mi)|
|(as of 2004)
|Established||12 May 1898|
|Bishop||Thomas Matthew Burns|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||George Stack|
|Episcopal Vicars||Maz Clyne|
Diocese of Menevia within the Province of Cardiff
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Menevia is a Roman Catholic diocese in Swansea, Wales. It is one of three suffragan dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of Cardiff and is subject to the Archdiocese of Cardiff. There are 27,561 Catholics in the diocese which is served by 34 diocesan priests, 19 religious priests, 9 non-ordained male religious and 100 female religious. There are 34 Catholic educational institutions in the diocese.
The geographic remit consists of the City and County of Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot, and the traditional counties of Brecknockshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Radnorshire - an area of 9,310 km² roughly.
The Vicariate Apostolic of Wales was elevated to diocesan status on May 12, 1898 and had its seat at the Cathedral Church of Our Lady of Sorrows until 1987 when the Diocese of Wrexham was created. The current configuration of the Diocese of Menevia covers the area roughly that of the ancient Diocese of St David's. The current bishop is the Right Reverend Thomas Matthew Burns S.M., the eleventh incumbent, who was appointed on 16 October 2008 to succeed the Right Reverend John Mark Jabalé O.S.B.
- Francis Edward Joseph Mostyn † (4 July 1895 - 7 March 1921 appointed archbishop of Cardiff)
- Francis J. Vaughan † (21 June 1926 - 13 March 1935 died)
- Michael Joseph McGrath † (10 August 1935 - 20 June 1940 appointed archbishop of Cardiff)
- Daniel Joseph Hannon † (15 March 1941 - 26 April 1946 died)
- John Edward Petit † (8 February 1947 - 16 June 1972 retired)
- Langton Douglas Fox † (16 June 1972 - 5 February 1981 resigned)
- John Aloysius Ward † (5 February 1981 succeeded - 25 March 1983 appointed archbishop of Cardiff)
- James Hannigan † (13 October 1983 - 12 February 1987 appointed bishop of Wrexham)
- Daniel Joseph Mullins (12 February 1987 - 12 June 2001 retired)
- John Mark Jabalé (12 June 2001 - 16 October 2008 retired)
- Thomas Matthew Burns (16 October 2008 - succeeded)
There are a total of five deaneries in the Diocese of Menevia, all of which cover several churches in that area, overseen by a dean.
The deaneries are:
- Swansea Deanery
- Carmarthen Deanery
- Llandrindod Wells Deanery
- Haverfordwest Deanery
- Port Talbot Deanery
|Wikisource has the text of the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia article Diocese of Menevia.|
- "Statistics". dioceseofmenevia.org. 2007-12-31.
- "Diocese of Menevia". Catholic Encyclopedia 1913. Retrieved 2012-04-22.
- "About the Diocese of Menevia". Diocese of Menevia. Retrieved 20-04-22.