Election of Bishop of Monmouth confirmed

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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.