Bishop of Monmouth


Bishop of Monmouth

The Bishop of Monmouth is the diocescan bishop of the Church in Wales Diocese of Monmouth.

Despite the name, the see is not in Monmouth but the city of Newport, site of the Cathedral Church of Saint Woolos which was elevated to cathedral status in 1921.

The Bishop's residence is Bishopstow, Newport.

The diocese is one of two new ones founded in 1921 when the Church in Wales became independent of the established Church of England. The current Bishop is the Right Reverend Dominic Walker, OGS, the 9th Bishop of Monmouth, who was previously Area Bishop of Reading in the Church of England. His predecessor, the Most Reverend Dr. Rowan Williams, was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in 2002 - the first Welsh bishop to hold that post since the English Reformation in the 16th century. He was also the Archbishop of Wales at the time of his appointment to Canterbury and was styled as "The Most Reverend Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Wales and Bishop of Monmouth."

List of the Bishops of the Diocese of Monmouth

Sources

* "Whitaker's Almanack to 2004 Joseph Whitaker & Sons Ltd/A&C Black, London"


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