The main administrative offices for the province are based in Cardiff at 39, Cathedral Road.
The full address and contact details are:
39 Cathedral Road
phone: 029 2034 8200
fax: 029 2038 7835
The car park for 39 Cathedral Road is accessed from the lane behind the building between Talbot Street and Hamilton Street, as indicated by the arrow on the diagram.
There are two entrances to the building: one from the car park and one from the street.
What happens in the provincial offices?
The provincial staff provide professional assistance to the work of the Governing Body, the Representative Body, the Bench of Bishops and the Bishops’ Advisers, and manage the work of these groups on a day-to-day basis. The staff also provide assistance as needed to the Bishops and colleagues in the Dioceses, particularly in specialised areas such as Information Communication Technology and Human Resources.
For historical reasons certain funds/charities, for example the Widows, Orphans and Dependents Society, the Archbishop of Wales’s Fund for Children, the Provincial Jubilee Fund, are administered from the provincial offices.
In practice the staff at the provincial office are a useful first point of contact for church members and members of the public on queries relating to:
Property – the purchase, sale and management of parsonage houses, church buildings, church halls and other pieces of land; and the provision of advice to parishes on looking after their church buildings and churchyards, especially where that requires compliance with legislation such as the Disability Discrimination Act and other health and safety requirements;
Finance – including the payment of clergy stipends, pensions and other clergy benefits; and the management of both the Church’s provincial funds and certain parish investments and trusts/legacies.
Legal – such as assisting parishes and dioceses on a variety of legal matters, including disputes.
Information – on all aspects of the Church’s work, for example contact details of clergy, the whereabouts of churches, statistics on church attendances and giving. This section also deals with the operation of the Church’s Child Protection Policy and processes Criminal Records Bureau checks on clergy and volunteers.
Secretariat – servicing the regular meetings of the Governing Body, Representative Body and the Bench of Bishops.
Each of these departments can be contacted with the address, phone and fax details provided for the offices at the top of the page, or with the email address linked to in the first word of the descriptions above.