The Bishop of Bangor – the Right Rev’d Andy John – has welcomed an announcement from the Rev’d Dr Jeremy Duff, Principal of the body responsible for training in the Church in Wales – the St. Padarn’s Institute – that the Rev’d Susan Blagden has been appointed as the St. Padarn’s Tutor for the Diocese of Bangor.
Susan’s main role will be to accompany people from the Diocese on their journey from discernment for training for a licensed ministry to the completion of their training and their licensing or ordination.
Commenting on her new appointment, Susan said, “I am pleased that my new role with St. Padarn’s has now been formalised and I am looking forward to serving God with this new ministry. It is an opportunity for me to be part of something new and exciting within the Church in Wales and the Diocese of Bangor. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the development of people’s Christian ministry and gifts for the glory of God’s Kingdom as they progress through their training. Being a small part of that is just a privilege.”
Welcoming her to her new role, the Rev’d Dr. Jeremy Duff said, “Susan will be one of a team of six tutors, one in each Diocese of our Province. She will be the link person between people from the Diocese who are training for ministry and St. Padarn’s. She has the skills to perform this ministry well, and will also be the lead person within St. Padarn’s with responsibilty for Spiritual Formation. Everyone in St. Padarn’s is looking forward to sharing in her gifts and having her as a colleague and valued member of our team.”
The Bishop of Bangor – the Right Rev’d Andy John – said, “Susan has been an excellent asset as Training Officer in our Diocese, and now that role develops as part of our Province’s St. Padarn’s team. I’m thrilled that she will also be able to give the Diocese a small amount of her time to continue her coaching ministry, which supports clergy in the Diocese, as well as her valued work with the Bardsey Island Spirituality Committee.”
Susan has already begun her role and will continue to reside in the Diocese of Bangor.