St David's Cathedral Library is the only Cathedral Library in situ in Wales. The present Collection dates back to the 16th Century and the Reformation. We have copies of some of the early Bibles in Welsh and early Bibles in English.
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Join us for an introductory tour of the Library and the Collection by the Dean of St Davids, The Very Rev'd Dr Sarah Rowland Jones.
During summer and autumn 2020 restrictions are in place to assist in safety during the COVID19 pandemic. Arrangements can be made for limited visits to the Cathedral Library. Bookings can be made via EventBrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-davids-cathedral-library-visit-tickets-116331734349 or send email request to Library@StDavidsCathedral.org.uk.
2020 IS THE CENTENARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CHURCH IN WALES IN 1920
The Cathedral Library has been working with Professor Norman Doe, Director of the Centre of Law and Religion, Cardiff University, and Cambridge University Press to facilitate discussion on a new book edited by Norman Doe: ."A New History of the Church in Wales. Governance and Ministry, Theology and Society.".
For sale from the Cathedral LIbrary or the Cathedral shop at £20. For arrangements to purchase by post: email to Library@StDavidsCathedral.org.uk
Foreword Bishop Andrew John and Bishop June Osborne
Introduction Norman Doe
PART I Historical Antecedents and Overview of the Century
1. The Age of Saints to the Victorian Church Roger L. Brown
2. The Road to Disestablishment Jeffrey Gainer
3. A Century of Christianity in Wales D.Densil Morgan
4. The Church in Wales across the Century William Price
PART II Governance and Ministry
5. The Constitition of the Church Norman Doe
6. The Bishops and Archbishops Arthur Edwards
7. The Clergy: Priests and Deacons Barry Morgan
8. The Laity and Patterns of Ministry Rhiannon Johnson
PART III Doctrine, Liturgy, Rites and Other Faith Communities
9. The Doctrine of the Church Peter Sedgwick
10. The Liturgy of the Church Gregory K. Cameron
11. The Rites of Passage Charlotte Wright
12. The Church and other Communities of Faith Ainsley Griffiths
PART IV The Church and Society
13. Welsh Anglicans and Cultural Debate Rowan Williams
14. The Church and Education Rosalind Williams
15. The Church and the Welsh Language Enid R. Morgan
16. The Church, State and Society Joanna Penberthy
PART V Conclusions
17. The Image of the Church Mary Stallard
18. The Church of the Future John Davies.