Diocesan press releases

New Director of Ministry appointed in St Asaph

The Bishop of St Asaph is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Chancellor Pam Powell as Diocesan Director of Ministry and as a Priest-in-Charge in Borderlands Mission Area.

Bishop Gregory Cameron said: ‘I am delighted to welcome Chancellor Pam Powell to these new roles in our diocesan family. Pam has already established her capability in identifying and developing lay ministers; now she will have the chance to work with colleagues in developing the future of all ministry – lay and ordained – across the diocese’.

Pam Powell has previously worked as Director of Lay Ministry and most recently as Diocesan Transition Missioner, experience that will be valuable in her new role in shaping shared ministry in the Diocese of St Asaph to meet the needs of a changing church and a changing society.

Pam has always greatly valued ministering within the church at local level.  She began her ordained ministry as curate at St Giles’ in Wrexham, before becoming a vicar, and later an area dean, in north Montgomeryshire.  Latterly Pam has been leading churches in Brymbo and Bwlchgwyn.

Commenting on her new posts, Pam Powell said: ‘I am delighted to be appointed as the new Diocesan Director of Ministry and to help strengthen our existing ministry from initial discernment to equipping all who become licensed or commissioned to minister in the diocese.  I am also looking forward to my new ministry in Borderlands Mission Area, working with a new team and particularly assisting in Bistre.’

The Bishop will be licensing Pam to her new ministry at a special service on Monday, 10 September in Emmanuel Church, Bistre at 1930hr to which all are welcome.

Pam will continue as Canon Chancellor of St Asaph Cathedral and her interests include long walks with her Golden Retriever, keeping fit and theatre. She is currently working on the last part of her Doctorate in Ministry and enjoys going on pilgrimage and leading groups to Iona.