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Joanna Penberthy is a British Anglican bishop. Since the confirmation on 30 November 2016 of her election, she has been the Bishop of St David’s, and the first woman to become a bishop in the Church in Wales.
The Revd Canon Joanna Penberthy was born in Swansea and grew up in Cardiff. She was educated at Cardiff High School and graduated from Newnham College, Cambridge, and St John’s College, Nottingham. She trained for ministry at Cranmer Hall, Durham.
She was made a deaconess in 1984, ordained as a Deacon in 1987 and was among the first women ordained as priests in Wales in 1997.