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Meet the Chaplain

Fr Wayne David is our school Chaplain. He was born in 1974 and brought up in Pontypridd. 

Having trained at St Michael’s Theological College, he became a Deacon in 2007 and was ordained a priest by the Most Reverend Dr Barry Morgan, Archbishop of Wales and Bishop of Llandaff the following year. He served a Non Stipendiary Minister role as Assistant Curate in the Benefice of Merthyr Tydfil St David and Abercanaid from 2007-2010 and then as the Assistant Curate in the Parish of Glyntaff, Rhydyfelin and the Graig until joining us in 2014.

He holds a BA (Hons) with QTS from the University of Birmingham. A teacher for over twenty years, nine of those being a Deputy Head Teacher in Newport.

The Chaplain is available to offer sacramental and pastoral care along with spiritual guidance to the whole school community. He is responsible for the spiritual well being of the school, including the provision of the chapel and cathedral worship in which the community participates. He is the Chorister Pastoral Tutor and also teachers Religious Studies and Design and Technology to pupils in Years 3-7.

His interests are singing and playing musical instruments including piano, organ and guitar. He has sung with various choirs and played the organ in many cathedrals including, Southwalk, Liverpool, St Paul’s London, Bath, Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and the Basillica of the Sacre Coeur in Paris. He enjoys travelling around Great Britain in his caravan, as well as cycling, riding his motorbike in the summer, walking and gardening.

Fr Wayne is always available to all pupils, staff and other members of the Cathedral School community and can be contacted directly at davidw@cathedral-school.co.uk or via the school reception at 029 2056 3179.