After almost 100 years, the national office of the Church in Wales is moving to a new address.
Next week (September 25), the Representative Body of the Church in Wales relocates into the heart of Cardiff and to a modern, accessible work space.
The move became necessary as the converted residential properties the Church had occupied on Cardiff’s Cathedral Road, were no longer fit for purpose, either as offices for its staff or as a meeting venue to which people travel from all over Wales.
After exploring many options, the Trustees decided that the most expedient solution would be to move to rented premises in Cardiff’s Callaghan Square.
The Provincial Secretary, Simon Lloyd, said, “A location in the centre of Cardiff close to transport hubs will encourage greater use of public transport by both staff and those coming to the office for meetings. Our new office will provide good, accessible meeting space and a modern working environment for staff. We look forward to moving and having a visible presence at the heart of our vibrant capital city.”
The Archbishop of Wales, John Davies, added, “The move to new premises is an exciting opportunity for the Representative Body to refresh its commitment to providing excellent administrative services to the Church in Wales.
“Inevitably, the move from Cathedral Road will, for some staff, be a time of real nostalgia, as they leave behind many years of memories. I’m personally grateful to all of them for facing the challenge of this new adventure, and wish them well in their new home.”
The new address is:
The Representative Body of the Church in Wales
2 Callaghan Square
Cardiff CF10 5BT
The main phone number and all direct dial phone numbers will stay the same.
The Representative Body is responsible for looking after the assets of the Church to ensure that resources are available for the benefit of the whole Church. The income from the investments it holds is used to provide grants to support the work of the Church in each diocese (£6.3m this year), and to pay towards clergy pensions. It meets nearly a third of the total expenditure of the Church. In addition, over the past three years it has made an extra £3m available – its Transformation Fund – to support projects across the Church linked to renewal and growth. The Representative Body currently employs 55 staff to provide professional support for parishes, the Bishops and St Padarn’s Institute in the areas of property, legal, finance, human resources, information technology, safeguarding and secretarial.