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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.


‘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’).


Liturgy is a set form of words and action used for worship. In the Church in Wales (and many other churches) these forms follow the same pattern from one congregation to another. Most Anglican liturgies look back in some way to the Book of Common Prayer.


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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Ministry Team - East Cardiff (3 posts)

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We are forming a new creative and collaborative Ministry Team, who will help us to grow in our united mission to serve the communities of East Cardiff. Our goal is for each member of our team to work to their strengths, bring their own complementary gifts and skills and, we pray, to flourish in their own ministry and vocation.

Post 1: Vicar for Liturgy and Worship

Are you someone who:

  • Has a deep and mature spirituality rooted in the sacraments?
  • Values the breadth of worshipping traditions across the Anglican Church?
  • Has relevant experience developing vibrant liturgy which draws on sources both ancient and modern?

Our new Vicar for Liturgy and Worship will help us to develop a vibrant and diverse worship and prayer life, taking full responsibility for coordinating public worship across the Ministry Area.

Post 2: Vicar for Belonging and Pastoral Care

Are you someone who:

  • Has a pastoral heart, sensitive to the needs of others?
  • Is passionate about the occasional offices as an opportunity for hospitality, mission and faith formation?
  • Has experience providing one-to-one pastoral care and developing a team of pastoral visitors?

Our new Vicar for Belonging and Pastoral Care will help us to develop our inclusive welcome, ensuring all are able to belong fully to the life of the Church. They will take full responsibility for co-ordinating pastoral care across the Ministry Area.

Post 3: Priest for Children, Families and Community

Are you someone who:

  • Has a servant’s heart, with a community focused and strengths-based outlook?
  • Believes in the profound goodness of children, even the most challenging, and has experience of youth and/or schools ministry?
  • Is deeply loving, inclusive and affirming with a highly effective understanding of the challenges and opportunities in urban communities?

St Teilo’s, the largest Anglican school in the Province of Wales, is at the heart of the new East Cardiff Ministry Area. Together, we are seeking to develop creative and deeply Christian partnerships within and between St Teilo’s and the East Cardiff Ministry Area, our Church in Wales primary schools and other local schools.

Our new Priest for Children, Families and Community will help us to create projects and initiatives focused on wholeness and wellbeing in our schools and local communities, with a particular focus on the poor and vulnerable. They will explore and encourage discipleship by growing opportunities for prayer, hospitality and service.

The salary for the post will be a little over £38,000 and will increase with inflation in line with JNC pay awards. The post is subject to membership of the national Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

For an informal conversation on any of these posts,
please contact Reverend James Henley, Ministry Area Leader on
02920 752138

Profile and Application Forms

Applications should be submitted by email to:

Closing date for applications:

Friday 15th October 2021

(Interviews to be held later in October)