A service was taking place today to inaugurate the Most Rev Dr Barry Morgan as Archbishop of Wales.
Dr Morgan was chosen by the electoral college of the Church in Wales in April to replace Dr Rowan Williams, who left the role in December to become Archbishop of Canterbury.
His election was confirmed by the other five diocesan bishops of the Church in Wales in May and since then he has held the post of Archbishop as well as continuing to be Bishop of Llandaff.
Today's service will inaugurate a new period of his public ministry as Archbishop of Wales.
The event is due to take place at Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, at 2.30pm.
The Welsh speaker has held clerical posts in a variety of places in Wales during his 31 years of ordained ministry.
His appointments have included becoming Chaplain and Lecturer at St Michael's Theological College and the University of Wales, Cardiff, and Warden of the University Chaplaincy and lecturer in Theology, at the University of Wales, Bangor.
In 1986, he was appointed Archdeacon of Meirionnydd and Rector of Cricieth with Treflys. He was elected and consecrated Bishop of Bangor in 1993 and in 1999 was elected Bishop of Llandaff.
Dr Morgan married wife Hilary, a solicitor, in 1969 and the couple have two grown up children, Jonathan and Lucy.
Dr Morgan has a BA in History from University College London and a BA in Theology from Selwyn College Cambridge.
He was awarded a PhD from the University of Wales in 1986 for a thesis on "Anglican University Chaplains concepts of mission".
Dr Morgan has previously said he is looking forward to today's service.
He said that while he is "well aware" of the challenges ahead, "I am also heartened by the fact that the 2001 census showed that most people in Wales said they believe in God and that they pray to him.
"It's a question then of how to connect with those people, how do we actually connect with people who have a belief in God?
"One person can't change anything, but I look forward to being part of the Church in Wales' work in grappling with these kinds of issues."