New Archdeacon of Llandaff licensed
Rev'd Rod Green began his new ministry as Archdeacon of Llandaff at a service led by Bishop June Osborne in Llandaff Cathedral yesterday (5th September). Rod joins us from One Church Harrow, a resource church in the Diocese of London.
Rod grew up in Llanishen in North Cardiff and began attending church as a teenager. Rod moves to South Wales with Joanne, his wife of 22 years, and their three daughters, Emilia (10), Orla (7) and Anastasia (6). Joanne is a Senior Policy Associate at Tearfund where she heads up their groundbreaking work on plastics.
Rod says, "I am so excited to return to the Diocese as Archdeacon of Llandaff. Wales has always been my spiritual home and I am looking forward to working with Bishop June, the Diocesan team, and the Ministry Areas, as we encourage one another to tell a joyful story, grow the Kingdom of God and build our capacity for good, so Llandaff can be a place where faith really does matter."
Bishop of Llandaff June Osborne says, "I am delighted to welcome Rod to the Diocese as our new Archdeacon of Llandaff. Rod joins us with a wealth of experience in grassroots community development and church growth. We have much to do to support our church communities in their recovery from Covid-19 and Rod will play a key role in shaping our strategy.
"I very much look forward to welcoming Rod and his family to the Diocese of Llandaff."
Speaking at Rod's licensing, Bishop June said,
The role of the Archdeacon is in their service ministry. Helping clergy to move forward together and helping parishes proclaim the resurrection faith.
"You will soon discover that Rod is a keen cyclist. So my advice to Rod, as he begins his new ministry is this: leave plenty of time for cycling!"
As a senior cleric in the Diocese of Llandaff, Rod will lead the Archdeaconry of Llandaff, which includes Cardiff, Barry, Penarth, Caerphilly, Wenvoe, Dinas Powys, Llantrisant, Pontypridd and Ystrad Mynach.
Watch Archdeacon Rod's licensing
About Rod Green
Rod was ordained deacon at St Paul's Cathedral in 2007 and priest in 2008 at Hackney Church in the Stepney Area of the Diocese of London. He served his title post at Christchurch Spitalfields in East London. After three years as Associate Rector at St Paul's Shadwell, Rod became Vicar of St Peter's Harrow in North West London.
In 2018, St Peter's joined with two neighbouring parishes to form One Church Harrow, a London Resource Church, planting two churches during lockdown. St Peter's is also a Youth Minster and a founding member of Harrow Citizens and Rod is on the leadership team of London Citizens.
Rod read History at the University of Reading and a Masters in Hermeneutics at the London School of Theology before working as a Parliamentary Researcher at Westminster. He trained for ministry at Wycliffe Hall at the University of Oxford gaining a Postgraduate Diploma and a Masters in Applied Theology.
Rod loves riding bikes and is looking forward to exploring the archdeaconry on two wheels. He's a passionate football fan and keen supporter of Chelsea and Cardiff Blues.
Rod takes over from The Ven. Peggy Jackson who retires at the end of July after 11 years of service as Archdeacon. His licensing takes place in September.