Consecration of the Bishop of St Davids

We are looking forward to a historic day as final preparations and rehearsals take place for the consecration of Wales’ first woman bishop.

12The Rev’d Canon Joanna Penberthy will be consecrated as Bishop of St Davids at Llandaff Cathedral on Saturday January 21st.

She was elected as the 129th Bishop of St Davids by members of the Electoral College in November. It was the first opportunity for a woman to be elected as a bishop following the Church’s decision in 2013 to enable the ordination of women bishops.

Canon Joanna will be consecrated by the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, with the five other Welsh bishops, and the Archbishop will give the address.