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Ministry Area Leader

Diocese of Llandaff, Church in Wales




Ref: JN009284

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Port Talbot is a coastal town with a strong industrial heritage. Close to several areas of outstanding natural beauty, it has excellent transport links.


Next January the Benefice of Aberavon will join with Margam, Cwmavon and Baglan to become the Ministry Area of Port Talbot. Until that time, the post holder will be Rector of Aberavon, but then will become Ministry Area Leader.


We are looking for a priest who will:

  • have experience of bringing healing to a community
  • help us to grow both in depth and number
  • encourage us to build new community relationships and develop our mission

We wish to appoint someone who:

  • is an enthusiast for collaborative ministry
  • is open to an appreciative understanding of Welsh culture
    and language

We offer:

  • the opportunity to work with a dedicated and energetic team
  • committed and knowledgeable congregations
  • buildings with good potential for outreach


For more information or an informal chat contact the Ven Michael Komor 01656 725921 •


This post is subject to a DBS Enhanced Disclosure.



The Bishop’s Office, Llys Esgob, Cathedral Green

Llandaff, Cardiff CF5 2YE •


Deadline for applications: noon, Friday 2nd July

This is an exciting time in the Ministry Area of Port Talbot and we are looking for an engaging and collaborative priest with excellent people skills to be our Ministry Area Leader (MAL) and lead us into the next stage of our mission and ministry in the local area. In January 2022 the Rectorial Benefice of Aberavon (registered charity 1130785) will become part of the new Ministry Area (MA) of Port Talbot, joining with the parishes of Margam, Cwmavon and Baglan. This will join Aberavon's four churches, three halls and purpose-built St Paul's community Centre together with Margam's ancient abbey and newer dual-purpose church/hall building, and three churches and two halls in Cwmafan and Baglan, offering many and varied opportunities for outreach, worship and service to the community.


The MAL will lead a team of at four clergy, along with a Reader and committed lay volunteers. We have links with many of the local schools, Street-wise youth work, uniformed organisations, Mothers' Union, and an active commitment and engagement with the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham and the Cell group and a Rosary group meets regularly. All the churches have worship that is mainly Eucharistic, with a tradition of many mid-week Masses in the Aberavon churches, as appropriate to its Anglo-Catholic heritage.  


We are looking for a priest who will help with healing in the community, enjoy collaborative ministry, is rooted in prayer and growing in discipleship for themselves and others, inspire us with their preaching, and help us to grow in depth and number, meeting the evolving needs of the local area.

Closing date: 02 July 2021


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