The Archbishop of Wales & Bishop of Llandaff The Most Reverend Dr Barry Morgan has been Bishop of Llandaff since 1999 and Archbishop of Wales since 2003 having previously served as Bishop of Bangor 1993-99.
He was born in Neath, South Wales, and he read history at London, Theology at Cambridge and trained for the ministry at Westcott House, Cambridge. He studied for a doctorate whilst a university lecturer.
He has worked in a range of ministerial contexts – in parish ministry, as a university and theological college lecturer and university chaplain, and as an archdeacon, director of ordinands and as a continuing ministerial education officer.
He has served on the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, and serves on the Primates Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion. He was a member of the Lambeth Commission which produced the Windsor Report 2004. He has published a number of articles and books, his latest being a study of the work of the welsh poet R.S. Thomas ' Strangely Orthodox'. He is also currently Pro-Chancellor of the University of Wales, a fellow of Cardiff, UWIC, Bangor and Lampeter and President of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs and has just chaired an inquiry on behalf of Shelter Cymru on homelessness in Wales.
Since 2004, he has been Chair of Tomorrow's Wales – Cymry Yfory, a cross-party, cross-sector movement that campaigns for the furthering of devolution and democracy in Wales and works to encourage civil engagement with the National Assembly.