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New bishops in joint consecration

The new Bishop of St Asaph, Gregory Cameron, the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams and the new Assistant Bishop of Llandaff, David Wilbourne
From left to right, the new Bishop of St Asaph, Gregory Cameron, the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams and the new Assistant Bishop of Llandaff, David Wilbourne


Two new bishops have been consecrated in a joint service at Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff.

Rev Canon Gregory Cameron became the 76th Bishop of St Asaph, in Denbighshire.

Meanwhile, Rev Canon David Wilbourne was consecrated as Assistant Bishop of Llandaff.

The Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan was joined at the public service by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams.

The new Bishop of St Asaph, 49, was elected to the role in January. He was formerly Deputy Secretary General of the Anglican Communion Office.

The 53-year-old new Assistant Bishop of Llandaff was appointed in February. He was previously vicar of Helmsley in the Diocese of York.

More than 30 serving and retired bishops from Wales and other provinces of the Anglican Church were at the service to consecrate the new bishops.

They took part in a procession to lead the bishops-designate into the cathedral, along with senior clergy, church registrars and chancellors and representatives from other Christian denominations.

Dr Williams gave an address during the service, which started at 1430 BST.

Following his consecration, the Bishop of St Asaph will be enthroned at St Asaph Cathedral on 25 April.



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