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Anglicans form the family of Christians closely related to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Whilst tracing their inheritance back to Christ and the earliest Christians and to the ancient Roman Catholic church, the sixteenth century Reformation was a crucial moment for Anglicanism.


‘Bishop’ comes from the Greek word for ‘overseer’. So a bishop is a senior Christian minister authorised to have oversight for God’s people. As well as duties given to deacons and priests, bishops confirm and ordain.


‘Diocese’ refers to the geographical territory in which a bishop exercises oversight. The Church in Wales is divided into six dioceses each with its own cathedral in which is housed the cathedra (the bishop’s ‘chair’ or ‘throne’).


‘Evangelion’ means ‘good news’. Evangelism is about sharing the good news of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection in the hope that others may come to believe in and follow Jesus.


Prayer sustains our human relationship with God and may involve words (formal or informal) or be silent. Prayer can involve adoration (‘I love you’), confession (‘sorry’), thanksgiving and supplication (‘please’).


‘Priest’ comes from the Greek word for ‘elder’. Priests in the Church in Wales are those authorised specifically to proclaim forgiveness of sins, preside at the Eucharist and bless God’s people, as well as other responsibilities.

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Vicar for Bargoed & Pontlottyn in the Ministry Area of Taff Rhymney

An exciting opportunity to join a new clergy team, serving communities in the Rhymney and Taff Valleys of South Wales, in the north-east of Llandaff Diocese, close to Wales’s capital city, Cardiff.

The Vicar will have incumbent status, and take primary pastoral responsibility for six churches and their communities, in the north of the Ministry Area. S/he will participate, with lay and clergy colleagues, in setting the vision for the new team, and creating structures suitable for the church’s mission to all the people of the area, in a time of significant social change.

The successful candidate will be someone who:

  • has a pastoral heart and proven experience in community-based ministry
  • has energy and dynamism to grow new disciples, especially among young people
  • will champion the development of lay ministries, and enjoys working collaboratively
  • understands change processes, and will relish the challenge of developing a new team
  • is approachable, and a good communicator at all levels

For more information or an informal chat, call

The Revd Canon Steven Kirk, Area Dean & Ministry Area Leader

Tel: 01443 813246 s.kirk027@btinternet.com

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The Bishop’s Office, Llys Esgob,

Cathedral Green, Llandaff, Cardiff CF5 2YE

Email address: bishop.llandaffEA@cinw.org.uk

Deadline for applications: 12.00noon, Friday 27th August, 2021

Ministry Area Leader for Port Talbot

Port Talbot is a coastal town with a strong industrial heritage. Close to several areas of outstanding natural beauty, it has excellent transport links.

Next January the Benefice of Aberavon will join with Margam, Cwmavon and Baglan to become the Ministry Area of Port Talbot. Until that time, the post holder will be Rector of Aberavon, but then will become Ministry Area Leader.

We are looking for a priest who will:

  • have experience of bringing healing to a community
  • help us to grow both in depth and number
  • encourage us to build new community relationships and develop our mission

We wish to appoint someone who:

  • is an enthusiast for collaborative ministry
  • is open to an appreciative understanding of Welsh culture and language

We offer:

  • the opportunity to work with a dedicated and energetic team
  • committed and knowledgeable congregations
  • buildings with good potential for outreach

For more information or an informal chat contact the Ven Michael Komor

01656 725921 / archdeacon.margam@churchinwales.org.uk

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The Bishop’s Office

Llys Esgob,

Cathedral Green,


Cardiff CF5 2YE


Deadline for applications: noon, Friday 17th September

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