Diocesan press releases

New priest welcomed for Hawarden and Sandycroft

The Bishop of St Asaph has led the church communities of the Borderlands Mission Area in welcoming the Reverend Andrea Jones as the new priest for Hawarden and Sandycroft.

The special service in St Deiniol’s Church, Hawarden, took place on Sunday 30th July.

Andrea Jones was born and has spent much of her life in Manchester.  Since 2013 she was Rector of the Church of the Resurrection and St Barnabas in East Manchester as well as Borough Dean of the City of Manchester.  She was made an honorary canon of Manchester Cathedral in 2016.

Andrea said: “I am absolutely delighted to be moving to the Church in Wales. This is a new and exciting chapter for me serving in the Borderlands Mission Area and especially ministering at the churches of St Deiniol, Hawarden and St Francis, Sandycroft and helping them continue to develop their mission to their local communities.”

The Bishop of St Asaph, Gregory Cameron, said: “Andrea is hugely respected for her ministry in the diocese of Manchester, and brings huge talent and sensitivity to Christian ministry to us in this diocese now. We are delighted to welcome her.”

Prior to ordination in 2010, Andrea worked for the social justice charity, Church Action on Poverty, although a great deal of her working life was spent working for the Member of Parliament for Central Manchester and as an elected member of Trafford Borough Council.

Andrea served her curacies in both Davyhulme, in the west of Manchester, and across three churches in North Manchester.

Andrea lives with her cat, Rita.  She has family in Manchester including her grandson Mylo upon whom she dotes.  She loves to read, to cook and to go walking.