Llandaff Cathedral is a Christian gathering of the Church in Wales, which is a province of the worldwide Anglican Communion. It is also the seat of the Bishop of Llandaff. The Cathedral is a focus of pilgrimage and spirituality in the Diocese of Llandaff and for the City of Cardiff. Our purpose is therefore to worship God and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. In so doing, we welcome all who come here, irrespective of gender, race, creed or sexuality, in order that we might share and pass on our rich Christian heritage and the joy of Christian faith.
Thought for the Week
Advent is a season of waiting and preparing. Do we know what we’re waiting and preparing for? In one sense, yes; we’re waiting and preparing for the commemoration of Jesus’ birth at Christmas and, by extension, for his prophesied return or Second Coming. But, in another sense, no; we are waiting and preparing for something beyond our imaginings. Mary knew she was expecting a baby, but she didn’t know who he would turn out to be. The Magi knew the stars foretold the birth of a king, but they didn’t expect to find him in a cattle trough. Strangely, it was the shepherds – the least prepared for any cosmic event – who received the clearest and most direct message about what was happening. In Advent, we may be waiting and preparing for God to show up, but perhaps it will be in ways we least expect.