Weekly News from the Diocese

Diocese of Monmouth Esgobaeth Mynwy

 
For Your PrayersTribute to Archdeacon Sue PinningtonThe Bishop of Monmouth has paid tribute to the Archdeacon of the Gwent Valleys who died suddenly at the weekend.The Venerable Sue Pinnington MBE died peacefully at her home. She was 55.Bishop Cherry Vann described her death as a “great loss” and a “huge shock”.She said, “We have lost a pillar of our church family and community. Archdeacon Sue had a real passion for the mission of the church. She was full of energy and was hugely popular, both with those she served and with her fellow clergy. She was an excellent and supportive colleague and will be greatly missed. Her death is a huge shock to us all and a great loss. We commend her to God and our sympathy and prayers go out to her family and loved ones.”Sue Pinnington had served as Archdeacon of the Gwent Valleys since 2018. She was also the Diocesan Director of Mission. She was ordained as a Priest in 1998, having trained at Trevelyan College, Durham, and St Stephen’s House Oxford. She served her curacy in Oakham, Peterborough Diocese, and was then appointed Vicar in Cottingley, in Bradford Diocese and, from 2004, an honorary Canon at Bradford Cathedral. In 2008, she was appointed Rector in Houghton Le Spring in Durham where she served for the next 10 years. In 2010 Sue was awarded an MBE for services to the community, pioneering a flagship project to regenerate the centre of Cottingley.

Bishop Cherry pays tribute to Archdeacon Sue and reflects on the huge impact she had on all those who knew her in the video below.Read the video transcript here. 

As spaces are limited Archdeacon Sue’s funeral will be livestreamed from the Cathedral on the 9th of August at 11am here.

Please direct any queries to the Bishop’s Office at: monbishpa@churchinwales.org.ukNewsArchdeacon Contact Details

Archdeacon Ian Rees will be overseeing all three archdeaconries – Newport, Monmouth and the Gwent Valleys for the next couple of months. During this challenging time, the Diocesan Office will be supporting Archdeacon Ian by helping manage emails and enquiries on certain matters.
 
Please direct any enquiries relating to Covid risk assessments and the CinW Covid guidance to Jonathan Perons (JonathanPerons@churchinwales.org.uk or 07950 644023)
 
For enquires about Ministry Areas and support and guidance for Transition Teams please contact Libby Morgan Owen (libbymorgan-owen@churchinwales.org.uk or 07508 801511)
 
For all other enquires, please contact Archdeacon Ian (archdeacon.monmouth@churchinwales.org.uk or 07983 684151 / 01291 671183)Dates for the Diary: Ministry Team TrainingAlan Gyle of 3D Coaching will be running a one-day training course to help create and build effective Ministry Teams. This will be for licenced clergy and licenced lay ministers and will be held on Tuesday 5th October 2021 at The Parkway Hotel, Cwmbran.This will be followed up with a ½ day course for Ministry Area Leaders. This will be held in the morning of Wednesday 6th October 2021, at Newport Cathedral.Please can you make a note of these dates in your diaries.
 More details will follow in Bishop Cherry’s pastoral letter next week.Ministry Share

We have received the Ministry Share payments for the second quarter of the year and I am delighted to report that 92% of our parishes and Ministry Areas have paid their share. This is an incredible achievement and one that I think deserves a big ‘thankyou’!

We are still facing economic uncertainty, yet our church family continues to pull together to maintain ministry across our diocese.

As many of you will know, the Diocese has received financial support from the Representative Body and we, in turn, have passed on all of that help to parishes and Ministry Areas in the form of a 40% rebate. It is encouraging to hear that some parishes have donated their 40% rebate to others in need of extra support at this time. This reflects a deep commitment and desire to share resources to support the life of the wider church.

During these unprecedented times, this unfaltering commitment to work together and make the most of the money we receive is incredibly heartening and gives me confidence in our future.

THANK YOU!

Peter LeaConfirmations

The Bishop of Monmouth, the Right Reverend Cherry Vann visited an Abergavenny church on Sunday to conduct a confirmation service for three local children.

The children were all pupils at Llantilio Pertholey Church in Wales Primary School but will be moving on to King Henry VIII Comprehensive School in September. They were introduced to the Bishop by the vicar of St Teilo’s Church, Llantilio Pertholey, the Rev. Julian Gray. He was assisted during the service by assistant priest, Rev. John Hughes.

The three candidates, Isaac Bailey, Bella Mars and Zac Stafford all spoke eloquently about their reasons for choosing to be confirmed as members of the church, and the Bishop called it the next step on their journey through life. Because of Covid restrictions the children were only allowed to invite five adults each. The congregation was not allowed to sing but Simon Oram, a former teacher and head of music at the primary school, played four of the school’s favourite hymns.Pictured with the Bishop of Monmouth, the Right Reverend Cherry Vann, the vicar of St Teilo’s Church, the Rev.Julian Gray and assistant priest, the Rev.John Hughes are the three candidates for confirmation, Zac Stafford, Bella Mars and Isaac BaileyFriday Email Distribution List

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Subscribe here: https://churchinwales.us10.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=b3afd1b0d0adb8d4215f17201&id=e18b03bd4aVacanciesCathedral Administrator (30 hours per week)
 
Applications are invited for the Cathedral Administrator. This is an important post and a key position in the functioning of the Cathedral. The focus of the role is financial management and events coordination in addition to the administrative duties.
 
Salary package: £27,000 (pro rata) plus 10% to the approved pension scheme.
 
Newport is the gateway to South Wales with excellent road and rail links.
 
For further details and application form: www.newportcathedral.org.uk/vacancies
 
Closing date for applications is 12noon Friday 27th August 2021.
 
Application is by submitting the completed application form which includes a confidential declaration – a CV substitute is not sufficient. In addition please write a letter of application stating how you meet the requirements of the post.
 
Completed applications by email to deanofnewport@churchinwales.org.uk by 12noon on 27th August 2021.
 
Interviews will be on Friday 17th September 2021.Verger and Sacristan (full-time)
 
Applications are invited for the Cathedral Verger and Sacristan. This is a key position in the functioning of the Cathedral. The verger holds the space and is an ambassador to all who come.
 
Salary package: £23,000 plus 10% to the approved pension scheme.
 
Newport is the gateway to South Wales with excellent road and rail links.
 
For further details and application form: www.newportcathedral.org.uk/vacancies
 
Closing date for applications is 12noon Friday 27th August 2021.
 
Application is by submitting the completed application form which includes a confidential declaration – a CV substitute is not sufficient. In addition please write a letter of application stating how you meet the requirements of the post.
 
Completed applications by email to deanofnewport@churchinwales.org.uk by 12noon on 27th August 2021.
 
Interviews will be on Friday 24th September 2021.Pioneer Evangelist for Gwent Valleys Centre of MissionClosing date: 3rd August 2021The role of Pioneer Evangelist for Gwent Valleys Centre of Mission will be based in an area of great need and will look to bring hope and community through evangelism. The centre of mission will focus on those on the edge of society and beyond normal church reach and will build new worshipping communities using Church Army’s DARE strategy and values.You will support the Gwent Valleys Centre of Mission in all activities, including building relationships with people with the aim of exploring the Christian faith. You will pioneer activities in areas not usually reached by the church and will support the Lead Evangelist to build up a team of volunteers to help and be present in the community.The successful candidate will have experience in creating new worshipping communities, and will be someone who loves people, is creative and fun-loving, is energised by working with people and communities and is an initiator and pioneering in spirit. You will need to be able to work independently, helping to establish and develop links within the community, as well as being a collaborative team player. As a Christian, you will have a Jesus-centred and trinity-based life and ministry, you will be self-sustaining and able to sustain your own spiritual growth and relationship with God.Salary: £23,679 per annumHours: 37.5 hours per week (including evenings and weekends as part of the role)Housing: Housing, or a housing allowance, is provided in the area of Blaina to Six Bells or the surrounding area.Annual Leave: 25 days plus public bank holidays (33 days total).Interviews: 11th or 12th August 2021More info: For more information on the role, please see the job description and person specification here, and application form here.If you have any questions, please contact Leoni Oxenham, Regional Development Officer, Church Army at Leoni.Oxenham@churcharmy.orgTraining and EventsServices and Resources
Join a Trinity 9 Service from the Cathedral on Sunday at 10:30am here.
 The Wisdom Table Podcast – New Episode

Listen to the new episode on St Mary of Egypt here.For a downloadable and printable version of this email please click here.

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