St Davids Cathedral Festival runs from Friday May 27 to Sunday June 5.  Please note that coach tours are not permitted during this time.

Face-coverings are no longer mandatory in the Cathedral, but you are welcome to wear them if that makes you feel comfortable.
Hand sanitizer is available and there is plenty of space for everyone - let's continue to keep one another safe.

Cathedral team: chapter

The Chapter – sometimes called ‘Dean and Chapter’ – is the governing body of St Davids Cathedral, providing strategic leadership and direction to all areas of Cathedral life. As St Davids Cathedral is a registered charity, the Chapter legal Trustees, responsible for ensuring that obligations are met under charity law.

The Dean and Sub-Dean are automatic members of Chapter, along with the senior clergy of the Diocese of St Davids, who are appointed by the Bishop. Each Chapter member is given their own particular seat in the ancient carved choir stalls, which is named after areas of the historic Diocese, or a ‘general’ seat as a ‘cursal’ canon.

Uniquely among British Cathedrals, the First Canon Cursal is always the Sovereign. The Queen has sat here, on past visits to St Davids. The origins of this go back to the Reformation, though the details are lost.


2018 Llandysiliogogo

Archdeacon of St Davids

2018     Meidrim

Archdeacon of Carmarthen

2017     Llanrhian

Archdeacon of Cardigan

2014     Llanfaes

Archdeacon for New Church Communities

2012     5th Cursal


2012     Llanddewi Aberarth


2013     Clydau


2014     St Nicholas Pen y ffos


2015     Caerfarchell


2018     Llangan


2018     3rd Cursal


2019, 2nd Cursal


2019, Llanfaes


2019, Caerfai

Chapter Clerk