Diocese of Bangor

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Diocese of Bangor
Coat of arms of the Diocese of Bangor.svg
Ecclesiastical province Wales
Archdeaconries Bangor
Cathedral Cathedral Church of Saint Deiniol
Current leadership
Bishop The Rt Revd Andrew John
Dean The Very Revd Kathy Jones
Map of the dioceses in the Church in Wales
Map of the dioceses in the Church in Wales

The Diocese of Bangor is a diocese of the Church in Wales in north-west Wales. The diocese covers the counties of Anglesey, most of Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire and the western part of Montgomeryshire.


The diocese in the Welsh kingdom of Gwynedd was founded around 546 by Saint Deiniol.[1] As with the rest of Wales, initially resisted the papal mission of St Augustine in Britain. In 1534, the church in England and Wales broke allegiance with the Roman Catholic Church and established the Church of England. After a brief restoration with the Holy See during the reign of Queen Mary I, the diocese remained part of the Anglican Province of Canterbury until the early 20th century. Following the Welsh Church Act 1914, the Welsh dioceses formed the independent Church in Wales within the Anglican Communion on 31 March 1920.

Bishops of Bangor[edit]

The Bishop of Bangor is the ordinary of the Diocese of Bangor. The incumbent is the Right Reverend Andrew John, who was consecrated the 81st Bishop of Bangor in 2008.[2]

Archdeaconries and deaneries[edit]

Diocese Archdeaconry Deanery
Diocese of Bangor Archdeaconry of Bangor Synod Bangor
Synod Ynys Mon
Archdeaconry of Meirionnydd Synod De Meirionnydd
Synod Gogledd Meirionnydd

List of churches[edit]

The diocese is divided into 27 Ministry Areas[3] and 182 churches. There are four deaneries where previously there were twelve.[4]

Synod Bangor[edit]

Bro Celynnin Ministry Area (Vicar: David Parry; Curate: Martin Pritchard)[5]

Bro Deiniol Ministry Area (Dean and Vicar: Kathy Jones; Canon Precentor: David Fisher, Canon Residentiary: Philip Barratt Curates: Caroline John, Llewellyn Moules-Jones)

Bro Eryri Ministry Area (Vicar: Carol Roberts, Curate: Robert Townsend)

Bro Gwydyr Ministry Area (Vicar: Stuart Elliott)

  • St Mary, Dolgarrog
  • St Mary, Betws-y-Coed
  • St Tyddyd, Penmachno
  • St Mary, Trefriw
  • St Rhychwyn, Llanrhychwyn
  • St Gwyddelan, Dolwyddelan

Bro Ogwen Ministry Area (Vicar: John Matthews, Curate: Christina McCrea)

  • Christ Church, Bethesda
  • Coetmor Church, Bethesda
  • St Tegai, Llandygai
  • SS Anne & Mary, Tan-y-bwlch
  • St Mary, Tregarth
  • Holy Cross, Tal-y-bont
  • St Cedol, Pentir

Beuno Sant Uwch Gwyrfai Ministry Area (Vicar: Jeffrey Jones; Hon. Curate: Daphne Hollings)

  • St Beuno, Clynnog Fawr
  • St Aelhaearn, Llanaelhaearn
  • St Twrog, Llandwrog
  • St Rhedyw, Llanllyfni
  • Christ Church, Penygroes
  • St John, Talysarn
  • St Gwyndaf, Llanwnda

Bro Dwylan Ministry Area (Vicar: Janice Brown)[6]

  • St Mary & Christ Church, Llanfairfechan
  • St Seiriol, Penmaenmawr
  • St David, Penmaenmawr
  • St Gwynan, Penmaenmawr

Bro Peblig Ministry Area (Team Rector: Roger Donaldson)

  • St Garmon, Betws Garmon
  • St Mary, Caernarfon
  • St Peblig, Caernarfon
  • St Mary, Y Felinheli
  • St Mary, Llanfair-is-gaer

Bro Tudno Ministry Area (Rector: Vacant)[7]

  • Holy Trinity, Llandudno
  • St Tudno, Llandudno

Synod De Meirionnydd[edit]

Bro Arwystli Ministry Area (Vicar: Lynda Cowan; Curate: Jon Price)

  • St Gwynog, Llanwnog
  • St John the Baptist, Carno
  • St Llonio, Llandinam
  • St Curig, Llangurig
  • St Idloes, Llanidloes
  • St Gwrhai, Penstrowed
  • St Michael, Trefeglwys

Bro Cyfeiliog and Mawddwy Ministry Area (Priests-in-Charge: Roland Barnes, Kathleen Rogers)

  • Holy Trinity, Corris
  • St Tydecho, Mallwyd
  • St Tydecho, Cemmaes
  • St Tudur, Darowen
  • SS Ust & Dyfrig, Llanwrin
  • St Mary, Llanbrynmair
  • St Peter, Machynlleth[8]

Bro Cymer Ministry Area (Rector: Timothy Webb)

  • St Catherine, Arthog
  • St Cynon, Fairbourne
  • St Paul, Bryncoedifor
  • St Machreth, Llanfachreth
  • St Mary, Dolgellau
  • St Illtyd, Llanelltyd
  • St Celynnin, Llwyngwril

Bro Ystumanner Ministry Area (Vicar: Vacant; Curate: Janet Fletcher)[9]

Synod Gogledd Meirionnydd[edit]

Bro Ardudwy Ministry Area (Vicar: Beth Bailey; Curate: Miriam Beecroft)[12]

Bro Eifionydd Ministry Area (Team Rector: Dylan Williams; Team Vicar: Kim Williams)[14]

  • St Mary, Beddgelert
  • St Catherine, Criccieth
  • St Mary, Dolbenmaen
  • St Cawrdaf, Abererch
  • St John the Baptist, Llanystumdwy
  • St Garmon, Llanarmon
  • St Cybi, Llangybi
  • St John, Porthmadog
  • St Cyngar, Borth-y-Gest
  • St Michael, Treflys

Bro Enlli Ministry Area (Vicar: Andrew Jones; Curates: Huw Bryant, Naomi Starkey, Sara Roberts)

  • St Hywyn, Aberdaron[15]
  • St Maelrhys, Llanfaelrhys
  • St Pedrog, Llanbedrog
  • St Engan, Llanengan
  • St Cian, Llangian
  • Holy Cross, Llannor
  • St Peter, Pwllheli

Bro Madryn Ministry Area (Vicar: Richard Wood)[16]

  • St Beuno, Botwnnog
  • St Mary, Bryncroes
  • St David, Nefyn
  • St Edern, Edern
  • St Beuno, Pistyll
  • St Cwyfan, Tudweiliog
  • St Tudwen, Llandudwen
  • St Gwynhoedl, Llangwnadl
  • St Iestyn, Llaniestyn

Bro Moelwyn Ministry Area (Vicar: Vacant)

  • St David, Blaenau Ffestiniog
  • St Michael, Llan Ffestiniog
  • SS Twrog & Mary, Maentwrog
  • Holy Trinity, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • St Madryn, Trawsfynydd

Synod Ynys Mon[edit]

Bro Cadwaladr Ministry Area (Vicar: Emlyn Williams)

Bro Cwyfan Ministry Area (Rector: Neil Ridings)[17]

Bro Cybi Ministry Area (Vicar: Vacant; Curate: Jane Bailey)[18]

Bro Cyngar Ministry Area (Rector: Stephen Leyland)

Bro Dwynwen Ministry Area (Priest-in-Charge: Eric Roberts)

Bro Eleth Ministry Area (Vicar: Kevin Ellis)

Bro Padrig Ministry Area (Vicar: Tracy Jones)

Bro Seiriol Ministry Area (Vicar: Neil Fairlamb)

Bro Tysilio Ministry Area (Vicar: Angela Williams)


  1. ^ "History". The Diocese of Bangor. Church in Wales. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "The Bishop's Council". The Diocese of Bangor. Church in Wales. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  3. ^ http://s3.amazonaws.com/cinw/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/09/Llandudno.pdf
  4. ^ http://cinw.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2016/10/Ein-gweledigaeth-Our-Vision.pdf
  5. ^ "Bro Celynnin". Bro Celynnin. Retrieved 2017-11-14. 
  6. ^ "Dwylan Ministry Area, Bangor Diocese". www.llanfairparish1.moonfruit.com. Retrieved 2017-11-14. 
  7. ^ "Plwyf Llandudno Parish". Plwyf Llandudno Parish. Retrieved 2017-11-14. 
  8. ^ "Home". www.machynllethstpeters.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-14. 
  9. ^ "Welcome | Bro Ystumanner Ministry Area". broystumanner.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-14. 
  10. ^ "Welcome | Bro Ystumanner: St Peter's, Aberdyfi". aberdyfichurch.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  11. ^ "Welcome | Bro Ystumanner: St Cadfan, Tywyn". stcadfantywyn.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-14. 
  12. ^ https://broardudwy.church/
  13. ^ a b c https://barmouth.church/
  14. ^ "Bro Eifionydd Ministry Area". Bro Eifionydd Ministry Area. Retrieved 2017-11-14. 
  15. ^ "St Hywyn's Church Aberdaron". www.st-hywyn.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-14. 
  16. ^ "Bro Madryn". www.bromadryn.church. Retrieved 2017-11-14. 
  17. ^ "Bro Cwyfan Ministry Area". valley-parish.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-14. 
  18. ^ "Holy Island Ministry Area - Bro Cybi - St Cybi, St Ffraid, St Gwenfaen, St David's Churches on Holy Island Anglesey". Holy Island Ministry Area - Bro Cybi. Retrieved 2017-11-14. 

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