Diocese of Swansea and Brecon

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Diocese of Swansea and Brecon
Church in Wales
Province: Wales
Arms of the Bishop of Swansea and Brecon
Brecon-Aberhonddu Cathedral - geograph.org.uk - 524362.jpg

Brecon Cathedral
Bishop: John David Edward Davis
Cathedral: Brecon Cathedral
Archdeaconries: Brecon, Gower
No. of parishes: 75 (est)
Website: Swansea & Brecon Diocese

The Diocese of Swansea and Brecon was established as a Diocese of the Church in Wales in 1923 with Brecon Priory as the Cathedral. The Diocese has a border with six other dioceses; Bangor, Llandaff, Monmouth, St Asaph, David's and Hereford.

Edward Latham Bevan was made Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of St David's as Bishop of Swansea in 1915, and in 1923 he was elected as the first Bishop of the new Diocese.

The current Bishop of the Diocese is the Right Reverend John Davies. He was elected as Bishop of Swansea and Brecon on 29 January 2008. Before his election he was the Dean of Brecon Cathedral.


*Edward Latham Bevan 1923 - 1934
*John Morgan 1934 - 1939
*Edward William Williamson 1939 - 1953
William Glyn Hughes Simon 1954 - 1957
John James Absalom Thomas 1958 - 1976
Benjamin Noel Young Vaughan 1976 - 1987
Dewi Morris Bridges 1988 - 1998
Anthony Edward Pierce 1999 - 2008
John David Edward Davies 2008 -