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Bishop of Llandaff

The Bishop of Llandaff is the ordinary of the Church in Wales Diocese of Llandaff.

Area of authority

The diocese covers most of the County of Glamorgan. The Bishop's seat is located in the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul (the site of a church wrongly said to have been founded in 560 by Saint Teilo), in the village of Llandaff, just north-west of the City of Cardiff. The Bishop's residence is Llys Esgob, The Cathedral Green, Llandaff in Cardiff.

Brief history

Pritchard Hughes was honoured by having a Dahlia Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' named for him in 1924

The controversial martyrdom, Fagan as his successor.[1] Baring-Gould refers to them as chorepiscopi.[2] The present-day St Fagans (referenced in the manuscripts as "Llanffagan Fawr") is now a village near Cardiff.[2]


In 1534, the church in England and Wales broke allegiance with the Roman Catholic Church and established the Church of England. After a brief restoration with the Holy See during the reign of Queen Mary I, the Welsh dioceses remained part of the Anglican Province of Canterbury from the reign of [[Elizabeth I of

to the archiepiscopal title. St David's. This appears to have been a simple reaction to the claim of Archbishop of Llandaff records, the bishop was sometimes referred to as the medieval In [3]. 1119c. from Bishop Urban was used by Bishop of Llandaff It was not until the title [3]

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