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New Archbishop of Wales elected

Posted on: December 7, 2021 10:47 AM
Archbishop Andy John
Photo Credit: The Church in Wales

A new Archbishop of Wales has been elected. Bishop of Bangor, Andy John has been chosen as the fourteenth Archbishop of Wales.

A new Archbishop of Wales has been elected. Andy John, who has served as the Bishop of Bangor for the past 13 years, has been chosen as the 14th Archbishop of Wales.

He succeeds Bishop John Davies who retired in May after four years as the leader of the Church in Wales.

Archbishop Andy was elected having secured a two-thirds majority vote from members of the Electoral College on the first day of its meeting at Holy Trinity Church, Llandrindod Wells. Archbishop Andy will be enthroned at St. Deiniol’s Cathedral, Bangor. No date has been set yet. As Archbishop, he will continue to serve as Bishop of Bangor. 

He said: “As we look forward to the future, I’m very conscious that we’re not yet out of those restrictions that have inhibited our lives for so long. We face many challenges, but we do so not alone – we do so with God’s grace and with one another, because together we are so much stronger, so much better, and I’m confident that the Church in Wales will be able to respond with energy, with vision and with vigour to all the challenges which lie ahead of us.”