More than 30 bishops from around the Anglican Communion joined the Archbishop of Wales and the Archbishop of Canterbury to consecrate two new Welsh bishops at Llandaff Cathedral on Saturday afternoon (April 4).
Gregory Cameron, 49, was consecrated 76th Bishop of St Asaph. He follows Bishop John Davies who retired at the end of last year. He was previously Deputy Secretary General of the Anglican Communion Office and prior to that was chaplain to Dr Rowan Williams when he was Archbishop of Wales.
David Wilbourne, 53, was consecrated Assistant Bishop of Llandaff. His appointment follows the retirement of Bishop David Yeoman. He was previously vicar of Helmsley in the Diocese of York and before that served as chaplain to the Archbishop of York.
The service was led by the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, and the address given by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams. It was attended by about 600 people.
The service began with a long procession of the bishops as well as senior clergy, church registrars and chancellors and representatives from other Christian denominations.
The Archbishop of Wales said, "This was a very joyful and affirming service and we particularly appreciated the support from the large number of bishops who came and joined us in the consecration. I am delighted to welcome Bishop Gregory and Bishop David to the Welsh Bench of Bishops and wish them every blessing in their ministry."
To view photo in full, click for hi-res Image: from left in front row, the new Bishop of St Asaph, Gregory Cameron, the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, and new Assistant Bishop of Llandaff, David Wilbourne
Article from: The Church in Wales