A message from the Bishop of Bangor

Dear Friends,

You will now know that the Venerable Paul Davies, Archdeacon of Bangor and Anglesey has been appointed as the next Archdeacon of Surrey.  I want to congratulate Paul on his appointment and express our debt of gratitude for his ministry among us as well as recognising the gap his departure will make.  Paul will join the Bishop of Guildford, the Right Revd Andrew Watson, and his team at the beginning of December and this will allow the children to settle into their new schools before the start of 2018.

We have agreed that Paul will continue his work as Archdeacon throughout the month of October, then use November to draw everything together in readiness for a successor and then move early in December.  Matters relating to the work of Archdeacon Paul after 1 November should be referred to Tŷ’r Esgob.

Paul’s commitment, energy and wisdom has been pivotal in the life of the diocese over the last years and we will miss him greatly.  His final service is likely to be on 5 November at 3.00pm in Beaumaris Parish Church when we will have an opportunity to thank him for his ministry.  In relation to this, I am inviting Ministry Areas to contribute to a testimonial which will be given to Paul and Louise at that final service.  Cheques should be made payable to ‘Bishop of Bangor – Mission and General Purpose’ and sent to Tŷ’r Esgob.

I may need to provide more information relating to the Archdeacon’s work from November and will inform you of any further developments in due course.

Grace and peace

The Right Revd Andrew John



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Bringing St. Deiniol to the world!

This Sunday (10 September) Radio 4’s Sunday Worship will be coming live from Bangor Cathedral, beginning at 8.10am.

Next Monday (11 September) is the annual feast day of St. Deiniol, the patron Saint of Bangor Cathedral, as well as the Diocese of Bangor.

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Ordination and Licensing 2017 : Celebrating the journey of 10 special people!

Read more here : http://esban.net/ord17e

And see pictures from the service here : http://esban.net/ord17album


Bishop Andy’s Easter Messages

The Bishop of Bangor – the Right Reverend Andy John – has prepared a video and a written message for Easter.

In his written message Bishop Andy reflects on the recent controversy about the words ‘Easter’ and ‘Eggs’, and encourages people to focus on the true meaning of Easter.

In his video message, Bishop Andy talks about ancient battles as well as the battles of today, and how the Resurrection offers us hope.

Click above to play the video and here for his written message : https://esban.net/2oU616t


Vigil for Peace in Bangor Cathedral – ’Just what was needed’

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200 people last night (Wednesday 29 March) responded to the invitation from the the Imam of Bangor Islamic Centre and the Dean of Bangor – Mirazam Khan and the Very Reverend Kathy Jones – come together in reflection and to pray for peace a week on from the terrorist attack in London (Wednesday 22 March).

Read more :  https://esban.net/2oBN2Jx