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Advent Message 2018

This year, Bishop Gregory invited three young people to discuss what the season of Advent means to them and where they experience God.

Tal, Francesca and Alisha joined Bishop Gregory for cake and hot chocolate at the Cathedral’s Tearoom – Translators’ Tearoom.

You can watch Bishop Gregory’s Advent Message by clicking on the image below:

To support the film, Bishop Gregory has issued the following letters to all congregations in English and Welsh:

The Rt Revd Gregory Cameron was elected as Bishop of St Asaph in 2009.

You can read his full biography below.

Latest News

Make church more relevant, young people tell the Bishop of St Asaph

29 November 2018

The Bishop of St Asaph has been challenged by a group of young people to make the church more relevant and engaging. The discussion is part of a conversation between the Rt Revd Gregory Cameron and three young people, which has been filmed and released as the Bishop of St Asaph’s 2018 Advent Message.

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Ad Clerum – December 2018

29 November 2018

In his December 2018 Ad Clerum, Bishop Gregory outlines backing for a major initiative in the diocese: to establish a Resource Church in Wrexham, which will be opened in September 2020, highlights his Advent Message and Calendar and encourages us all to ensure the real good news is put at the centre of Advent and Christmas. 

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New Priest for Overton and Erbistock

22 November 2018

A service to welcome Peter and his family to Overton takes place on Sunday 2 December, at 3pm at the Church of St Mary the Virgin in Overton. Everyone is welcome.

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The Bishop of St Asaph

Ffordd Dinbych/Upper Denbigh Road
Dinas Llanelwy/City of St Asaph
Sir Ddinbych/Denbighshire
LL17 0TW
Tel: 01745 583503

CP Esgob Llanelwy/PA to the Bishop of St Asaph: Ms Siân Sweeting-Jones

Caplan yr Esgob / Bishop’s Chaplain: Canon Michael R Balkwill

Finding Esgobty

Esgobty, Upper Denbigh Rd, St Asaph LL17 0TW, United Kingdom

The office of the Bishop of St Asaph

Bishop of St Asaph

More information

Bishop Gregory's biography.

Bishop Gregory was born in south east Wales, and grew up in Monmouthshire. He discovered his faith as a teenager, and started attending the local Anglican Church (St Cybi). He was educated in Croesyceiliog Comprehensive School in Cwmbran. While reading Law at Oxford University, he discerned a vocation to the ordained ministry, and, on being accepted as an ordinand of the Church in Wales, took a Theology degree in Cambridge.

After studying at St Michael’s College, Llandaff, Gregory was ordained in the Diocese of Monmouth, serving for the next six years in parishes in the diocese. He later served as a school chaplain (Wycliffe College, Stonehouse) and as director of an educational charity (The Bloxham Project). In 2000, Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Wales, appointed Gregory as his Chaplain.

In 2003, the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion appointed Gregory as Director of Ecumenical Affairs at the Anglican Communion Office in London, and he became Deputy Secretary General a year later. In this role, Gregory was involved in Anglican Communion affairs and in the ecumenical dialogues of the Anglican Communion at global level.

Gregory has also lectured in Old Testament at St Michael’s College, Llandaff, and as an Honorary Research Fellow in Canon Law at the Centre for Law and Religion in Cardiff University. He is currently Co-Chair of the Anglican Oriental Orthodox International Commission.

He was elected Bishop of St Asaph in 2009, where he serves the Church in north east and central Wales.

Gregory is married to Clare, a teacher of music, and they have three sons. Gregory has a wide range of interests and enjoys reading, heraldry, calligraphy and Egyptology. In his ministry, he seeks to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ in fresh and exciting ways, and believes that the Christian faith offers profound hope and challenge to the world and to today’s society. This does not stop him being a fan of science fiction, including Dr Who.

Bishop Gregory is the 79th Bishop of St Asaph. See the full list of all the Bishops of St Asaph since St Kentigern in 560.

Here’s the full list of all the Bishops of St Asaph since St Kentigern in 560: Bishops-of-St-Asaph

The Order of St Asaph

The Order is a way of honouring and celebrating outstanding service to the Diocese by leading lay members of the diocesan family.

Order of St AsaphIt celebrates outstanding and distinctive contributions made to the witness of the Church in the Diocese of St Asaph and expresses gratitude for many years of service.

Every year the Bishop welcomes nominations for the Order.

Previous recipients of the Order of St Asaph

Those receiving the order  in 2017 were:

  • Carol Jones
  • John Solbé
  • Meg Mullock (awarded posthumously)

Those receiving the order in 2016 were:

  • Philip Eyton-Jones
  • John Last
  • Clive Myers
  • Martyn Walsh
  • Peter Williams

Those receiving the order in 2015 were:

  • Michael Carding
  • Carol Chamberlain
  • Rosamund Crawford
  • John Elwyn Evans
  • Christopher Griffith
  • The Rt Hon Lord Barry Jones
  • Roger Peters
  • Jean Audrey Speare

Those who received in the Order in 2014 were:

  • Helen Jenkin-Jones
  • Kath Royles
  • Peter Wilson
  • Dr Trevor Churchman (awarded posthumously)

Those receiving the Order in 2013 were:

  • Jennie Castle
  • John Harris
  • Sylvia Harris
  • David Hooson
  • Meriel Rice Jones
  • Elwyn Owen
  • James Turner
  • Edward Wardle