Bishop continues Commissioning Services
The Bishop of Monmouth is continuing to commission several new Ministry Areas across the diocese.
The second of these will be Islwyn Ministry Area, which will be inaugurated at a special service today (Thursday 13th January) at St Paul’s Church, Newbridge.
Before launching these services earlier this week, The Bishop of Monmouth, the Rt Revd Cherry Vann said: “At the beginning of this new year we are in the wonderful position of being able to inaugurate half of our new Ministry Areas. This is an outstanding achievement which is down to the hard work, dedication and commitment of diocesan staff, Archdeacons and, most importantly, the clergy and congregations of our churches.
“I want to thank everyone for all that you are doing to bring the churches of our diocese together and to assure you all of my continuing prayers and support.”
During the service, the Revd Canon Mark Owen will be licensed as its Ministry Area Leader. Other members of the Ministry Team - Fr Nicholas Gill (Vicar), Rev Nick Adams (Vicar), Rev Lisa Taylor (Assistant Curate), Rev Heulwen Rees (Assistant Curate), Rev Andrew Nelmes (Assistant Curate), Rev Stephen Smith (Vicar), Mrs Maureen Morgan (Lay Minister), Mrs Mary Rees (Lay Ministry) – will also be licensed. Rev Ashley Hunt (PTO) will also be a member of the Ministry Team.
The service will be held at St Paul’s Church, Newbridge at 7pm on Thursday 13th January. It will be live-streamed and is available to watch here https://youtu.be/eZQBDpUy32I