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Archbishop to deliver Christmas message in Llandaff

Dr Barry Morgan. Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, will deliver his Christmas message at Llandaff Cathedral on Christmas Day.

Forgiveness and reconciliation will be at the heart of the message, referencing the qualities of former South African leader Nelson Mandela, who died earlier this month.

The service will begin at 10:45am.

Church in Wales: 'Sadness' over Dean's resignation

The Archbishop of Wales has, with enormous sadness, accepted the resignation with immediate effect of the Very Rev Janet Henderson as Dean of Llandaff.

He has, in the meantime, asked the Archdeacon of Llandaff, the Venerable Peggy Jackson, as the senior member of the chapter, to have necessary oversight of the cathedral on his behalf, until a new dean is appointed.

– Church in Wales statement


Llandaff Cathedral's first woman Dean resigns

No explanation for the Dean's departure has been given Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The first woman dean of Llandaff Cathedral has resigned - just two months after being installed.

The Very Rev Janet Henderson became only the second woman dean in Wales' history when she took on the role in March.

But last night the Archbishop of Wales Dr Barry Morgan confirmed he had accepted her resignation with immediate effect.

Archbishop's Christmas message

Archbishop of Wales issues Christmas message Credit: Barry Batchelor - PA Archive

The Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan has issued a Christmas message to the people of Wales.

In it, he encourages adults to 'regain a child’s sense of wonder' of the world in which we live.

The Archbishop, will preach at Llandaff Cathedral this evening and on Christmas Day.