Blimey, they picked an Evangelical!!
The new Bishop of Bangor is the current Archdeacon of Cardigan.
After two-and-a-half days locked in a cathedral, members of the Church in Wales have named their choice for the next Bishop of Bangor.
The Archdeacon of Cardigan the Venerable Andrew John, 44, is the ecumenical officer for the St Davids diocese in west Wales.
The 46-member electoral college had been meeting in the city’s cathedral since Tuesday.
Mr John now has 28 days to decide if he will take on the role.
He is the 81st Bishop of Bangor.
The Electoral College of the Church in Wales made the decision on the third and final day of its meeting at Bangor Cathedral.
Mr John grew up in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion. He graduated in law at the University of Wales, Cardiff, in 1986 and in theology at the University of Nottingham in 1988.
He studied a Diploma in Pastoral Studies in 1989 at St John’s College, Nottingham.
He was ordained as a deacon in 1989 and as priest in the Diocese of St Davids in 1990 and has served all his ministry so far within that diocese.
He has been vicar of Pencarreg and Llanycrwys since 2006 and Archdeacon of Cardigan since 2006.
When I heard about his Evangelical bent I was very excited and when I read about his educational background I got even more excited!Â Â Since I’m pursuing a Certicate in Christian Studies at St. Johns Nottinghamshire, I know that he will come well prepared academically for his pastoral duties.Â May God bless him and the diocese of Bangor as they proclaim the Gospel.
Pax et Bonum!
Do we know whether You Know Who was even nominated, or is that still a deadly secret?
We might find out
P.S. I wasn’t aware that Voldermort was in the running
P.P.S. Oh, *that* “You Know Who”
Ho, ho.Â I’m guessing on the basis of past postings etc. that Voldemort might be marginally preferable in your eyesÂ ; )
If you’re an Evangelical Muggle, then nope. If you’re an Anglo-Catholic hocus pocus man, well, you might vote the other way…
As a profound believer in only 11 platforms at King’s Cross and no Platform 9 3/4, but do believe 39 Articles, I suppose I’m muggle of some kind.
Pax et Bonum!