Dear Parishioners of Merthyr Tydfil,
On Tuesday 1 March, the feast of St David, Fr Barry
English will be installed as a Canon of the Metropolitan
Cathedral of St David, Cardiff. The installation will
take place during the 12.00 noon Mass in the
Cathedral. His appointment as Canon is an
acknowledgement of his dedication and devotion as
your parish priest. It is also a recognition of the
importance of Merthyr Tydfil in the life of the
Archdiocese of Cardiff.
The Metropolitan Chapter was established in 1916 with
the establishment of the Archdiocese of Cardiff and the
Province of Wales. Between 1850 and 1916 this area
was known as the Diocese of Menevia and Newport.
The role of the Chapter is to ensure the worthy
celebration of the liturgy in the Cathedral, celebrate
the Divine office and assist the bishop in the
governance of the Diocese.
I do hope that some parishioners from Merthyr Tydfil
will be able to join us at St. David’s Cathedral on this
happy occasion. You will be very welcome.
With every blessing
Archbishop of Cardiff