The Catholic Community of St Joseph's Cathedral Parish,
in Greenhill, Swansea,
united in the love of God,
come together in prayer:
to worship the Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
to provide the spiritual growth of each member;
to empower and nurture the family;
to minister to each other’s needs;
to make ourselves neighbours to all;
to renew ourselves in faith
and to share in the richness of our experience of Jesus Christ.
The Apostolic Administrator
Archbishop George Stack
George Stack was born in Cork, Ireland, on 9th May 1946. He was educated at St Aloysius College, Highgate, London, and studied for the priesthood at St Edmund’s College, Ware, from 1966 to 1972.
He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Westminster on 21st May 1972 at St Mary & St Joseph Church in Poplar by Bishop Victor Guazzelli, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster. From 1971 to 1975 he served as assistant priest at Our Lady & St Joseph, Hanwell. From 1972 he also served as chaplain to St Bernard’s Hospital, Southall (until 1975) and chaplain to Cardinal Wiseman School, Greenford (until 1976).
From 1974 to 1977 Father Stack undertook further studies at St Mary’s College, Strawberry Hill, and gained a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of London. He then became a member of Westminster Religious Education Centre.
In 1977 he was appointed assistant priest at St Paul the Apostle, Wood Green, and in 1983, parish priest at Our Lady Help of Christians, Kentish Town. In 1990, he was appointed Vicar General for Clergy in the Westminster Diocese, and was based at Archbishop’s House.
He became Administrator of Westminster Cathedral in 1993. During his time at Westminster Cathedral he was appointed one of the first Ecumenical Canons of St Paul’s Cathedral, London. In 1993, he was made a Prelate of Honour, with the title Monsignor, by Pope John Paul II.
On 10th May 2001 George Stack was ordained an Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Westminster. He was Chairman of the Diocesan Department for Education and Formation and had pastoral responsibility for the Deaneries in Hertfordshire. In addition to his Diocesan responsibilities Bishop Stack served as Chair of Governors at St Mary’s University College; a Governor at Heythrop College in the University of London and as member of the board of St John & St Elizabeth’s Hospital, London.
On 19th April 2011 Archbishop George Stack was appointed Archbishop of Cardiff by Pope Benedict XVI. He was installed as the 7th Archbishop of Cardiff at St. David’s Cathedral, Cardiff on the 20th June 2011, the feast of Saints Alban, Julius and Aaron. He received the Pallium in Rome at the hands of Pope Benedict XVI on the Feast of St Peter and St Paul, 29th June 2011.
On the 11th of July 2019, Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Stack as the Apostolic Administrator of Menevia Diocese.
Cathedral Chapter of Canons and Canons Emeriti:
Rev Mgr Canon Joseph Cefai VG (Provost),
Rev Canon Michael Flook, VF,
Rev Canon Jason Jones,
Rev Canon Benedict Koledoye,
Rev Mgr Canon Michael Lewis, VF,
Rev Canon Michael Smith,
Rev Canon Pius Valummelmalayil
Rev Canon Paul Watson.
Rev Canon Seamus Cunnane,
Rev Canon Richard Byron,
Rev Canon Nicholas Jenkins,
Rt Rev Mgr Canon Clyde Hughes Johnson,
Rt Rev Mgr Canon Brian Kinrade.
Cathedral Administrator: Rev Canon Benedict Koledoye
Permanent Deacon: Rev. Deacon Peter Hounslow
Parish Sister: Sr. Nora Carr
Parish Director of Music/ Organist: Andrew Fung
Parish MC: Kaitlyn Mills & Joe Cura (Sat 5.30pm)
Christina & Maria Touhy (Sun 10am)
Asst. Parish MC: John Courtney
Sacristans: Joyce Eynon and Anne Jones.
At present, the music in the Cathedral is divided between Diocesan and Parish life.
The Cathedral Parish currently has one choir with circa fifteen voices and a rota of cantors that lead the singing of the psalms and other responses. The repetoire of the choir is vast, with music ranging from the 15th century to music that is being composed today. The choir sings in all deanery and parish services, weddings, funerals and other events but ultimately their role is to serve the liturgy through song, enhancing people's faith and worship.
Diocesan Director of Music
The Diocesan Director of Music is Fr Paul Brophy. Fr Paul directs the Diocesan Choir and the Cathedral Choristors.
The role of both choirs is to lead the singing and music in the Diocesan events and services at the Cathedral.