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New bishop to make history in Church in Wales  

26 January 2024

Diocese of Bangor

CANON David Morris has been appointed by the Archbishop of Wales as Assistant Bishop of Bangor. Thirteen years ago, he was the youngest priest in the Church in Wales; now, he will make history by becoming its youngest-ever bishop, at the age of 37.

Originally from Cymmer, in the Rhondda Valley, he was ordained priest in 2010 at Llandaff Cathedral, and served his curacy in Merthyr Tydfil. In 2019, he was appointed Director of Ordinands for Llandaff diocese and Vicar in the East Vale Ministry Area, in the Vale of Glamorgan, a post that he held for three years until moving to Bangor.

“Being called to serve as Assistant Bishop in the diocese of Bangor is the greatest possible privilege. I studied theology at the University in Bangor, and since I returned to the diocese in 2022, my love for this very special part of the world, and for its people, has grown all the deeper. . . I look forward very much to playing my part in helping those communities grow and thrive.”

The appointment has been approved by all the Church in Wales bishops and will be confirmed at a Sacred Synod meeting in April. He will be consecrated as a bishop on 11 May, and will adopt the title of Bishop of Bardsey, as well as Assistant Bishop of Bangor.

In his spare time, David enjoys gardening, travelling, keeping fit, and spending time with his fiancé, Marc Penny, and his cat, Gordon.

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