Bishop of Swansea and Brecon
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The diocese covers the City and County of Swansea and the ancient counties of Brecknockshire and Radnorshire. The diocesan cathedral is the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Evangelist in the town of Brecon, which was a parish church since the Reformation becoming elevated to cathedral status in 1923.
The Bishop's residence is Ely Tower, Brecon.
The office was created in 1923 at the founding of the diocese, an area stretching south to the coast of Gower and north into much of mid-Wales.
On 29 January 2008, John Davies, Dean of Brecon Cathedral was elected Bishop. The election followed the retirement of Anthony Pierce on 16 January, who served as bishop of the diocese from 1999. Davies was consecrated by the Archbishop of Wales Dr Barry Morgan in Llandaff Cathedral on 2nd May 2008 and, on 24th May was enthroned at Brecon Cathedral as the ninth Bishop of Swansea and Brecon.
List of the Bishops of the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon
|Bishops of Swansea and Brecon|
|1923||1934||Edward Bevan||Previously Assistant Bishop of Swansea (Diocese of St Davids)|
- "Historical successions: Swansea and Brecon". Crockford's Clerical Directory. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
- Whitaker's Almanack to 2004, Joseph Whitaker and Sons Ltd/A&C Black, London