Diocesan press releases

New jobs created at St Asaph Cathedral

Recruitment is underway for two new roles at the recently extended and refurbished St Asaph Cathedral.

Work on the third of a million extension is almost complete and the Cathedral is seeking a supervisor to run the tea room.  In addition, a £243,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund allows part of that money to employ an Activity Coordinator to develop a programme of activities and events.

St Asaph Cathedral which is one of the oldest in Wales, tells the stories of St Asaph and St Kentigern and was instrumental in the preservation of the Welsh language through the translation of the Bible into Welsh.

The new facilities include a tea room, community meeting rooms and toilets and compliment a major interactive development for the ancient Cathedral.

The Dean of the Cathedral, the Very Reverend Nigel Williams said: “These are exciting times for St Asaph Cathedral and the city.  We’re in the process of recruiting for these two new roles and will be officially opening the new tea room later in the Spring.

“It will be a major boost for tourism to the city, encouraging coach companies to stop in St Asaph and visit the Cathedral and local area.

“Work has already begun on the interactive activities to properly show-off the many treasures housed within the Cathedral, including one of only 20 known copies of the original William Morgan Bible dating from 1588.

“These new conservation and interactive facilities are urgently needed to preserve the manuscript for future generations.”

Construction of the new facilities started last year, with the Cathedral remaining open throughout the works.  Newtown based architects Darnton B3 developed the design of the new extensive with Grosvenor Construction from Kinmel Bay carrying out the work.

Details of both jobs can be found at http://stasaph.churchinwales.org.uk/work-with-us/  The closing date for applications is 26 January.