Diocese of Llandaff, Wales




Originated in the monastic foundation of Saint Dubricius of Wales, and founded in the 16th century with his disciple Saint Teilo of Llandaff as first abbot and archbishop. Its beginnings are obscure, and the succession uncertain, for during the period 597 to 768 there was no communication between the churches of England and Wales. This caused irregularity and ignorance among the Welsh clergy, but a reform was effected by the establishment of new monasteries. The cathedral of Llandaff, a fine specimen of Early English architecture, begun in 1120, was enlarged at close of 12th century, and restored during the 19th century.