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Sabbatical plans for the Bishop of St Asaph

07 February 2019

The Bishop of St Asaph has announced plans to take a sabbatical later this year. The Rt Revd Gregory Cameron, who will have been in post for ten years in April, will be away from St Asaph between July and November.

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New Canons appointed for St Asaph Cathedral

07 February 2019

The Bishop of St Asaph has appointed three new Cathedral Canons. The Revd Martin Batchelor, Vicar of Bistre near Buckley and Mission Area Leader of the Borderlands Mission Area has been appointed as a Cursal Canon. The Revd Kate Tiltman, Vicar of Ruabon and Mission Area Leader of Offa Mission Area and the Revd Steve Green, Vicar of St Andrew’s, Garden City near Queensferry have both been appointed Honorary Canons.

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Ad Clerum – February 2019

06 February 2019

In his February letter, Bishop Gregory announces where this year’s six ordinands will serve as curates, provides information about the Provincial Lent course and outlines the current vacancies in the diocese.

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Bishop thanks hospital staff and friends for the comfort and joy they offer patients in Deeside

21 December 2018

The Bishop of St Asaph has paid tribute to the work of the League of Friends at Deeside Community Hospital. Bishop Gregory Cameron was invited to visit the hospital by the President of the League, his Lordship, the Right Honourable Barry Jones.  They spent the morning (21 December) meeting staff, patients and members of the League.

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The Bishop of St Asaph

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.

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

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


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

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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