Church in Wales

The Church in Wales

Modern logo of the Church in Wales


Barry Morgan


39 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9XF




74,779 communicants as of 2004


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The Church in Wales (Welsh: Yr Eglwys yng Nghymru) is a member Church of the Anglican Communion, consisting of six dioceses in Wales. Like many Anglican churches, it recognizes the primacy of the Archbishop of Canterbury, who does not however have any formal authority in Wales (except for residual roles: in ecclesiastical court to try the archbishop, as metropolitan in a handful of border parishes remaining in the Church of England and thus exempt from disestablishment, and the appointment of notaries). It has proved possible for a clergyman of the Church in Wales to come to occupy the See of Canterbury, and the current Archbishop, the Reverend Dr. Rowan Williams is Welsh and originally held posts in the Church in Wales. As with the primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Archbishop of Wales serves concurrently as one of the six diocesan bishops; currently, the Most Rev Dr Barry Morgan is both Archbishop of Wales and Bishop of Llandaff. Disestablishment was effected in 1920; thus unlike in Scotland and England, Wales no longer has an established church.

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