Fr David Wyatt


Fr. David came to Hay in August of 2023, initially to assist Fr. Richard Williams, Parish Priest, and from April 2024 to take over as Vicar of Hay, St. Eigon’s, Llanigon, Little St. Mary’s, Capel-y-Ffin and St. Michael & All Angel’s, Clyro.

Fr David read Theology as an undergraduate at Heythrop College, a constituent college of the University of London.

Following his studies he had a variety of jobs, including working for charities of the Church and an NHS trust.

The call of God could not be quietened so, after a process of discernment, he was approved for training by the Church of England and trained at Cuddesdon. The college, located at the edge of Oxford, was set-up by Bishop Samuel Wilberforce in 1853 to train graduates for the Priesthood. Fr. David greatly valued the formation which came from the discipline of the daily offices and Mass.

Fr David served as Curate in the parishes of Birley, Canon Pyon, King’s Pyon and Wellington in the Diocese of Hereford before coming  to Hay.

He has a deep devotion to Our Lady, is a Priest Associate of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, and feels deeply blessed to be Parish Priest to the only Parish in which apparitions of Our Lady have been recorded since the reformation.

Look out for Fr David walking his two beagles or, most likely, refreshing himself in the cafes and pubs in Hay.