Constitution And Governance
The Cathedral constitution governs how Newport Cathedral operates within the community and within the Church in Wales.
You can see below the membership as at April 2022 of Cathedral Chapter, who are Trustees.
In November 2020 the original Parochial Church Council (PCC) was wound up and under the new Constitution formation of the Cathedral Chapter was begun. Canons, both Clerical and Lay, are being appointed to the College of Canons.
The formation of Cathedral Chapter is now almost complete. To view the Minutes from the most recent Chapter Meeting, click the button below.
Under the Constitution the Cathedral community is represented by a non-executive Congregational Committee, with representational links to Chapter through the elected Cathedral Wardens.
This committee meets about six times a year to discuss issues raised by members of the congregation and to liaise with Chapter about these and other matters. Current members are listed below.
You can view the latest Summary of the Congregational Committee Meeting by clicking the button below.
The Cathedral Congregational Meeting (AGM) is held before the end of April each year. Elections, with voting by those on the Cathedral Electoral Roll, are held when required.
The Constitution sets out the Vision Statement and the organisational structure for Cathedral Governance.
To view it, use the button below
The Regulations set out some of the methodology and requirements under the Constitution
To view these, use the button below
The Very Revd Ian Black, Dean of Newport
The Residentiary Canon
Revd Andrew Lightbown
The Archdeacons of the Diocese
The Ven. Jonathan Williams – Archdeacon of Newport
The Ven Ian Rees – Archdeacon of Monmouth
The Clerical Canons
Revd Canon Mark Owen
Revd Canon Jeremy Harris
Revd Canon Anne Golledge
Revd Canon Alan Tyler
The Lay Canons
Canon Roderick Davies
Canon Peter Evans Lea
Canon Colin Walsh
Canon Fay Howe
Canon Caroline Woolard
The Congregational Committee
Mr Malcolm Phillips
Mrs Sue Smith
Other elected members
Mrs Christine Thomas
Mrs Sandra Toulson
Mr Brian Cox
Dr Brian King
The Cathedral Wardens
Mrs Fay Howe
Major Colin Walsh
Dr Emma Gibbins, Director of Music
The Deanery Representative
Dr Sian King
Clergy are entitled to attend, to speak but not vote.