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Anniversary of WWII Allies' victory in Japan to be commemorated

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A special service to mark Victory in Japan (VJ) Day will be held at Llandaff Cathedral on Sunday 16 August.

Commemorating the allied victory in Japan and the end of World War 2 in 1945, the service has been jointly organised by the Welsh Government and Cardiff Council in conjunction with Llandaff Cathedral.

The First Minister will read at the service, together with D. Hugh Thomas CBE DL Honorary Consul for Japan.

We must never forget the sacrifice allied forces made for our freedoms during World War 2.

Victory in Japan by the allied forces brought to an end six years of conflict which saw the tragic loss of so many lives and the destruction of so many communities across the world.

Their heroics in battle, often so very far from home, will always have a special place in our hearts and it’s important we remember and show our gratitude for their service.

– Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister

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.