Ministry Area Council
Ministry Area Leader
James is our Ministry Area Leader, responsible for overseeing the work of the Ministry Area and leading our Ministry Team. He is married to Amy, with one daughter Evie, who is 6 going on 16 years old. Before moving to Cyncoed in November 2017, James served his curacy in Newport where he was involved for ten years in developing The Lab, a fresh expression of Church amongst young people and young adults. Having previously achieved professional qualification as a youth…
Matt is our pioneer curate, having trained for ordination on the Church Mission Society’s Pioneer Leadership Course. He is originally from Birmingham, but came to Wales to study at university in Aberystwyth. Matt is married to Jess, and they have one daughter, Clara, with another child due at the end of the year.
Beverley is our Associate Priest, with particular responsibility for Pastoral Care and Healing.
Cheryl leads our cafe church congregation at St David’s Pentwyn.
John is one of our Lay Leaders, and the service leader for Evensong at All Saints Cyncoed, as well as assisting at other services. John is part of the team who visit Ty Enfys, a local care home, for our monthly service there, as well as helping with our Pastoral Visiting Team. Until recently, John was co-chair for many years of the Cardiff East Ecumenical Mission Partnership, and still acts as Chair of the Churches Together Shop at the Maelfa Shopping…
Ministry Area Warden
Rhys is one of two Ministry area wardens and shares a responsibility for the life administration and progress within the MA, working closely alongside the clergy. Rhys enjoys supporting specific projects within the community and MA and is the driving force behind the MA men’s group. This means Rhys can usually be found in the kitchen, heading up the catering using skills from his professional career in hospitality. When not covered in food, Rhys can be found assisting in All…
Ministry Area Warden
Sue is our Ministry Area Rector’s Warden, as well as a warden at All Saints Cyncoed. She has been part of the congregation in Cyncoed for 43 years, serving as a Chorister, and a member of Ladies Forum and Mother’s Union, as well as often acting as verger for baptisms, weddings and funerals. Now retired from a teaching career in both higher and secondary education, Sue can often be found in the Ministry Area office on a Friday or in church…
Linda is very happily married to Paul and has three daughters, Hayley, Jessica and Alysia, and four Grandchildren. She started going to All Saints Cyncoed more than thirty years ago, subsequently attending St David’s Pentwyn when her daughter started school there. She is our Ministry Area Treasurer and is regularly in the Ministry Area Office during the week. She is also a leader in our Youth Club held at St David’s School.