A church officer who advises the bishops on social policies and a highly regarded cleric in Bridgend are being honoured for their work by the Archbishop of Wales.
The Revd Carol Wardman liaises between the bishops and other organisations, such as the Welsh and UK governments, charities and community groups in her role as Bishops’ Adviser for Church and Society. She also oversees the Church in Wales’ groups on international affairs, the environment, science, Fair Trade and rural issues.
The Archbishop, Dr Barry Morgan, who is also the Bishop of Llandaff said, “Carol has proved to be an excellent Bishop’s Adviser on Church and Society. She brings her acute mind to bear on contemporary issues facing the church with deep theological insight.”
Mrs Wardman took up the post three years ago, moving to Wales from Yorkshire where she worked as Chief Executive of Age Concern (now Age UK) in Leeds. She was ordained in 1994 in England and serves as a non-stipendiary minister. She lives in Abergavenny.
Mrs Wardman said, “This is a huge honour for me and came as a great surprise! It also reflects the value the Church in Wales places on its engagement with wider society, not just on dealing with its own internal concerns. And on a personal note, I’m delighted to be offered this honour in my adopted country – I guess I really am a Welsh citizen now!”
The Revd Michael Komor is to become a member of Llandaff Cathedral Chapter. Michael has been Rector of Coity, Nolton and Brackla since 2005. In July the Benefice was expanded to include the new parish of Coychurch.
He has been the Diocesan Webmaster and IT adviser since 2000 and Secretary of the Diocesan Conference, Secretary to the Board of Nomination and Secretary to the Diocesan Standing Committee since 2010. He has represented the Diocese on the Church in Wales’ Electoral College since 2007.
He was Area Dean of Bridgend between 2004 and 2010 and Vicar of Ewenny and St Brides from 2000 to 2005. He was ordained in 1986 – serving curacies in Mountain Ash and Llantwit Major before spending nine years as Team Vicar in the Rectorial Benefice of Llantwit Major.
As a Canon of the Cathedral, Mr Komor will preach there a few times a year and become a member of the Cathedral Chapter, which oversees the running of the Cathedral.
“I’m delighted to have been asked – it’s exciting but a little daunting, but I’m looking forward to the challenges this new role will bring,” said Mr Komor.
The Archbishop, Dr Barry Morgan said, “Michael Komor has served all his ministry in the Llandaff Diocese. He is highly regarded by his colleagues and has been responsible for training many curates”.
Both Mrs Wardman and Mr Komor will be installed as Canons at Llandaff Cathedral during choral Evensong on Sunday, December 14, at 3.30pm. The Revd Dr Mark Dimond (pictured below) will be formally licensed as the Archbishop’s chaplain at the same service.
Dr Dimond, who is based at the Archbishop’s office in Llandaff, was ordained in 2011 and served as assistant curate in the benefice of All Saints Penarth for two-and-a-half years.
Pictures shows Revd Carol Wardman, Revd Mike Komor and Revd Dr Mark Dimond.
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