Re-opening: The Cathedral now is open for Sunday Services at 11:15am and also for general visiting and private prayer between 10am - 3pm, except on Sundays from 1pm to 4pm. Welsh Government regulations now state all visitors to the Cathedral, including services must wear face-masks. view details of new opening arrangements


Books in St Davids Cathedral Library

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.

Find out more about what we do and the services we offer using the links below. See also our Blog, which investigates a variety of themed topics.

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.

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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 or send email request to



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


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.

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14th May 2020 | Mari James

Welcome / Croeso to our new St David’s Cathedral Library Blog!

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