Sacred Synod held
The election of Cherry Vann as Bishop of Monmouth was confirmed at a Sacred Synod meeting this afternoon (Jan 5).
Ms Vann was elected in September by the Electoral College of the Church in Wales. She was previously Archdeacon of Rochdale in the Diocese of Manchester.
The Constitution of the Church in Wales requires all episcopal elections to be confirmed by the serving diocesan bishops meeting in Sacred Synod. This took place during Choral Evensong at Brecon Cathedral, the seat of the Archbishop of Wales, John Davies.
Bishop Cherry will consecrated on January 25 at Brecon Cathedral.
The Archbishop signs the Synodical Act
The new Bishop of Monmouth, Cherry Vann, with all the diocesan bishops and legal staff.
From left: Archbishop's deputy registrar, Matthew Chinery, the Bishop of St Davids, Joanna Penberthy, the Bishop of Bangor, Andy John, the Archbishop of Wales, John Davies, the Bishop of Monmouth, Cherry Vann, the Bishop of St Asaph, Gregory Cameron, the Bishop of Llandaff, June Osborne, the Proctor, the Provincial Secretary, Simon Lloyd