Registered Charity Number: 234168


Daniel Joseph Mullins
Waungron Mansion Care Home, Velfrey Road, Whitland, Pembrokeshire SA34 0QX

Mark Jabalé OSB
14 Egerton Gardens, London NW4 4BA


The Rt Rev Bishop Thomas Matthew Burns
Born 3 June 1944; Priest 16th December 1971;
Bishop of HM Forces 18th June 2002;
Bishop of Menevia 1st December 2008.

Diocesan Offices, 27 Convent Street,
Greenhill, Swansea SA1 2BX
Tel: (01792) 644017
Fax: (01792) 659286


Personal Secretary to the Bishop
Mrs Helen Mitchell
Tel: (01792) 644017 F
ax: (01792) 659286

College of Consultors:
Rt Rev Bishop Tom Burns, Rev Mgr Canon Joseph Cefai (Vicar General), Canon Michael Lewis (Chancellor), Canon Michael Flook, Canon Michael Smith, Canon Pius Valummelmalayill, Rev Michael Fewell, Rev Cyril Thadathil, Rev John Patrick Thomas, Rev Paul Watson

Bishop’s Council
Rt Rev Bishop Tom Burns, Rev Mgr Canon Joseph Cefai (Vicar General), Canon Michael Lewis (Chancellor), Canon Michael Flook (Dean), Rev Michael Fewell (Dean), Rev John Patrick Thomas (Dean), Canon Michael Smith, Rev Cyril Thadathil, Secretary: Deacon Barry Taylor

Council of Clergy
Rev Mansel Usher (Chairman), Deacon Barry Taylor (Secretary) plus all Clergy of the Diocese of Menevia
Rev Mgr Canon Joseph Cefai VG (Provost), Canons: Rev Michael Flook, VF, Rev Michael Lewis, VF, Rev Michael Smith, Rev Pius Valummelmalayill.

Canons Emeriti:
Rt Rev Mgr David Bottrill (Provost Emeritus), Rev Canon Seamus Cunnane, Rev Canon Edmund Mullins, Rev Canon Richard Byron, Rev Canon Nicholas Jenkins, Rt Rev Mgr Canon Clyde Hughes Johnson, Rt Rev Mgr Canon Brian Kinrade.


Diocesan Offices, 27 Convent Street, Greenhill, Swansea SA1 2BX
Tel: (01792) 644017
Fax: (01792) 659286

Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia
The Rev Mgr Canon Joseph Cefai, MA, PhD, VF, VG The Presbytery, Water Street, Port Talbot SA12 6LE
Tel: (01792) 659284 and (01639) 882846

Trustees of the Diocese of Menevia
Chairman: Rt Rev Tom Burns.
Vice-Chairman: Rev Mgr Canon Joseph Cefai, VG
Trustees: Canon Michael Lewis, Rt Rev Mgr Canon Brian Kinrade, Canon Michael Smith, Sr Angela Murray, Mrs Helen Hammond, Mrs Karen Jones, Mr Adrian Murphy.
Secretary to Trustees:
Alan Randall, Tel: (01792) 659289/(01267) 231639

Rev Canon Michael Lewis, BA The Presbytery, Ithon Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6AS
Tel: (01597) 822353

National Marriage Tribunal for Wales (Erected 18 June 2007)
Archbishop’s House, 43 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9HD
Rev Canon Matthew Jones, MA, LCL, (Judicial Vicar), Rev Terence Carr, MA, JDL (Associate Judicial Vicar)
Administrator: Rev David Hayman BD (Hons), The Priest’s House, Conway Road, Pontypool, NP4 6HL
Tel: (01495) 762280
All enquiries in the first instance to the Administrator

Safeguarding Commission Diocese of Menevia
Members: Mr Vaughan Pritchard-Jones (Chair), Canon Michael Flook (Clergy Advisor for Safeguarding), Rev Owen McGreal, Rev Peter Hounslow, Mrs Sue John-Evans, and Sr Nora Ryan.

Children are the most vulnerable members of society and they deserve to be protected from abuse in all its forms. The Commission aims to promote a wider awareness of child protection issues and to encourage appropriate and responsible behaviour wherever children are being supervised within a church- related environment. It is also the role of the Diocesan Safeguarding Commission to cooperate with the Police and Social Services when any allegation of abuse is made against a person representing the Church. If you have any concerns about these matters you may contact the Commission on Tel: (01792) 468672
Safeguarding Officer: Mr Morgan Beake

Religious Events Organiser
Sr Anne Reddington 6 Union Buildings, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire SA15 3JW
Tel: (01554) 752768

Diocesan Director of Archives and Records
Mr Alan Randall, KSS, BSc(Econ), MSc(Econ), MRTPI (Ret’d)
Tel: (01792) 659289/(01267) 231639

Registrar for Deceased Clergy
Mr Alan Randall
Tel: (01792) 659289/(01267) 231639

Liaison for Sick and Retired Clergy
Canon Richard Byron
Tel: (01792) 469651

Registrar: UK Border Agency
Rev Mgr Canon Joseph Cefai, VG
Tel: (01639) 882846


Finance, Land and Property Sub-Committee
Rev Mgr Canon Joseph Cefai, VG, (Chair), Rt Rev Mgr Canon Brian Kinrade, Canon Michael Lewis, Rev Cyril Thadathil, Rev Jim Caddick, Mr Mark Phillips, Mr Tony Phillips (Secretary) Rev Jim Caddick
Tel: Mobile 07816 750864

Financial Secretary
Mr Antony Jones
Tel: (01792) 659281
Fax: 01792 659283

Diocesan Accountant
Mr Keith Phillips
Tel: (01792) 650883

Land & Property Officer
Mr Mark Phillips
Tel: (01792) 659280

Historic Churches Commission
Canon Michael Lewis, Mr Mark Phillips

Diocesan Solicitor
Mr Kevin Lane, LLB, 11 Courtland Place, Port Talbot SA13 IJJ
Tel: (01639) 893700

Diocesan Auditors
BDO LLP, Bridgewater House, Finzels Reach, Counterslip, Bristol BS1 6BX
Tel: (0117) 930 1500


Chair of Diocesan Schools Commission
The Vicar General: Rev Mgr Canon Joseph Cefai, VG
Tel: (01639) 882846

Acting Director of Education
Mr Pat Mansfield
Tel: (01792) 652757
Fax: 01792 659283

Catholic Certificate in Religious Education
Sr Angela Murray, OSU
Tel: (01239) 612436


Diocesan Director of Vocations
Rev Liam Bradley, The Presbytery, 9 Fountain Row, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA61 1SX
Tel: (01437) 762284

Diocesan Director of Diaconal Vocations
Canon Michael Smith, ‘Cwrt Coch’, 14 Bank Buildings, Llandeilo SA19 6BU
Tel: (01558) 824 305

Priest contact for youth matters
Rev John Browne, St Joachim’s Presbytery, Dunvant, Swansea SA2 7QQ
Tel: (01792) 201046

Director of Ongoing Formation & Retreats
Rev John Patrick Thomas, VF Blessed Sacrament, 99 Alexandra Road, Gorseinon, Swansea SA4 4NX
Tel: (01792) 892722

Menevia Family Life
Life President: Bishop Emeritus Daniel Mullins Director: Mr Dominic Belli
Tel: (01437) 767595

Diocesan Coordinator of Catechetics
Miss Jacky Wykes, BA, BD, MPhil No.1 Varteg Cottages, Neath Road, Ystradgynlais Powys SA9 1PR
Tel: (01639) 842662 (evenings)


Theological Adviser
Rev Patrick Fitzgerald-Lombard, OCarm, The Presbytery, 4 Belmont Road, Hay-on Wye, Hereford HR3 5DA
Tel: (01497) 820452

Diocesan Ecumenical Representative
Mrs Gina Smith, 2 Clifton Terrace, Pentyle, Port Talbot SA12 8HL
Tel: (01639) 885702

Pontifical Mission Societies — Missio
Rev Paul Watson, ‘Maes-Gwyn’, 63 Margam Road, Port Talbot SA13 2HR
Tel: (01639) 883323

APF — Mill Hill Organiser
Miss Teresa Welsh

Mission Club Organiser
Mrs Veronica Chadd
Tel: (01639) 823200


Diocesan Liturgy Commission
Canon Michael Flook (Chair), Rev Phillip Harries (Secretary), Rev Paul Brophy, Rev Benedict Koledoye
Diocesan Master of Ceremonies
Rev Benedict Koledoye, Clergy House, 32 Convent Street, Greenhill, Swansea SA1 2BX Tel: (01792) 652683 E-mail:
Diocesan Director of Music
Rev Paul Brophy MA Cantab, St Therese’s Presbytery, Southdown Road, Port Talbot SAl2 7HL Tel: (01639) 884791 E-mail:
Diocesan Communications Officer
Canon Michael Flook, St David’s Priory, St David’s Place, Swansea SA1 3NG Tel: (01792) 653343
Diocesan Website Coordinator
Rev John Browne, St Joachim’s Presbytery, Dunvant, Swansea SA2 7QQ. Tel: (01792) 201046 E-mail:
Diocesan Year Book Editor
Mr Alan Randall
Tel: (01792) 659289/(01267) 231639 E-mail:
The Menevian (Diocesan Newsletter)
The Editor, The Menevian, Menevia Diocesan Offices, 27 Convent Street Swansea SA1 2BX E-mail: