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Sacred Synod to confirm election of new bishop

The bishops of the Church in Wales will meet in Sacred Synod next month to confirm the election of the new bishop of the Diocese of Monmouth.

The Venerable Richard Pain, Archdeacon of Monmouth, was elected Bishop of Monmouth in July. His election will be confirmed at the Sacred Synod which will be held at the college chapel, University of Wales Trinity Saint David at Lampeter, on Wednesday, September 11.

The Sacred Synod is made up of the other five Welsh diocesan bishops. During the meeting, they will check that the election of the bishop was carried out properly and that no objections to the election have been made. The Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, will then confirm the appointment.

The new Bishop of Monmouth will be consecrated by the Archbishop at Llandaff Cathedral on September 21 and installed at Newport Cathedral on October 18.

The Sacred Synod is an open meeting which will take place after Evening Prayer on September 11 at 8pm. It is being held while the Governing Body of the Church in Wales holds its two-day meeting at the college in Lampeter.