The diocese is producing a series of short videos on the theme of vocation
The series shows the lives and work of people in all the diverse forms of ministry in our diocese to illustrate how they came to be where they are, and how their journeys in faith are unfolding.
In so doing, we hope that they may shed some light on what God’s call might mean for others…like you?
Music = Ministry: the organist at St Mary’s Church, Fishguard, explains the importance of music to his faith and describes the ministry of welcome that he and the congregation conduct to visitors from far and wide
Award-winning actress Rhian Morgan describes how Welsh-language worship was re-introduced at St Teilo’s Church, Llandeilo, in conversation with fellow Worship Leader Rob Jones
A Passage to Carmarthen: Shirley Murphy charts her passage from southeast India to southwest Wales, a path which led her to train for the priesthood
Shirley was ordained in 2018 and is now an Assistant Curate in the Pembrokeshire town of Narberth.
A Family Affair: Richard Davies’ family have been part of the Pembrokeshire village community of Little Newcastle for over 300 years. Today, in retirement, he is continuing the tradition. But it wasn’t always an easy journey…
Comparing Notes: Church Warden Hannah Karpaty and Worship Leader Sophie Whitmarsh swap stories from their very different paths to faith and lay ministry
Sophie was subsequently accepted for ordination training and two years later, in 2019, was made a Deacon. She is currently serving as a Minor Canon at St Davids Cathedral.
Revd Marianne Osborne is now the Diocesan Transition Missioner, helping with the transfer from parishes to Local Ministry Areas. She is also priest-in-charge in Prendergast, near Haverfordwest.
2+2=4: Follow Emma Whittick from maths doctorate to ministry as a Deacon in the Church in Wales
Emma was ordained priest in June 2016 and is now Chaplain to the Lampeter campus of the University of Wales Trinity St David
Revd Ian Girling is Vocations Adviser Co-ordinator for the diocese. He describes how he got there, and how he now guides others who feel God’s call.
Ian retired in January 2017
J-D Laurence describes his journey from city financier to parish priest.
Since making this video, J-D was appointed Team Vicar in the Rectorial Benefice of Aberystwyth, with responsibility for St Anne’s, Penparcau, and St Llwchaiarn’s, Llanychaern. He now works as a tutor at St Padarn’s Theological Institute, guiding others along their paths to ministry