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.

Archdeacon for New Church Communities
Canon

2019     Llanfaes

Canon

2022     Clydau

Canon Pastor, Canon Residentiary

2023     Llanddewi Aberarth

Canon

2014     St Nicholas Pen y ffos

Canon

2022     5th Cursal

Treasurer

2018    Llandysiliogogo

Canon Librarian

2015     Caerfarchell

Archdeacon of Carmarthen

2024     Llanrhian

Archdeacon of St Davids

2018     Meidrim

Canon

2024     Llangan

Canon

2018     3rd Cursal

Canon

2019, 2nd Cursal

Canon

2019, Llanfaes

Canon

2019, Caerfai

Chapter Clerk