The Governing Body of the Church of Wales has begun its two-day meeting in Lampeter.
The meeting, which is like the Church of England's General Synod, is the first since the new Archbishop of Wales was appointed.
John Davies will give the Presidential address as well as overseeing debates on climate change, support for the armed forces and the Welsh language.
144 members are gathered for the event at the University of Wales.
The Governing Body meets twice a year, once in September and once in April.