Our Team

As a Ministry Area, we have a growing team of ministers, staff and volunteers – lay and ordained – who encourage and empower us to share God’s love with our local communities.

The Revd James Henley

James is our Ministry Area Leader, responsible for leading our Ministry Team, and overseeing our mission and ministry. He is married to Amy, with two daughters: Evie (10) and Thea (3). Although he was born in Canterbury, Kent, James grew up from the age of eight in Llandre — a small village outside the town of Aberystwyth on the mid Wales coast. Moving to South Wales after finishing school, James was involved for ten years in developing The Lab, a…

The Revd Anthony Beer

Anthony was born and raised in Cardiff, not far from Roath Park, making his “entrance” in the winter of 1964 and the first boy to be baptised at Christchurch, by Roath Park in Cardiff. Christchurch was central to Anthony’s life as her grew up, and it was also at Christchurch that he met – and married – Elaine, moving to the Vale of Glamorgan for 11 years before returning to Cardiff (and to regular church) at St Isan’s Church in…

The Revd Marja Flipse

Marja joined our clergy team in October 2023. Following ordination in the Diocese of Llandaff in 2008, Marja served in three different parishes there before moving in 2020 to her home country of The Netherlands to serve in The Hague. She is a gifted liturgist and musician.

The Revd Rosemary Hill

Mthr Rose has three children called Franky (20), Laura (17) and Grace (14).  Prior to taking up this post, she was curate in Penarth and Llandough and then Vicar to Pontyclun, Talygarn and Llanharry, both in the Diocese of Llandaff. Before the Priesthood, Rose taught Secondary English in a Roman Catholic High School.   Rose has a passion for young People’s theological education and is also currently writing a PhD in Theology. She was born and brought up within the catholic tradition…

The Revd Tina Parry

Mthr Tina has been our curate since the summer of 2021, when she was ordained deacon, and we had the joy of celebrating her ordination to the priesthood in June 2022. Reflecting on her first year with us, Tina writes, It has been a year of finding the kindness of Jesus to be constantly alongside me, in gentle grace, in great beauty, and in the quiet rhythms of a worshipping community. I have been entrusted with stories of happy hearts…

Nathan Bird

Nathan is the Director of Music for St Augustine’s Rumney, leading our adult choir and choristers, and helping to co-ordinate our liturgy and music. As the senior musician in the Ministry Area, he also advises our Ministry Team on matters to do with music and liturgy, and often assists with services and other events.

Rhys Collins

Rhys is our Ministry area peoples warden as elected at the formation of the ECMA following a six year stint in the same position in the former CMA. He also holds the peoples church warden position for All Saints’ Llanedeyrn where he worships on a weekly basis and has done for many years; he chairs their committee, maintains links with the school and occasionally leads worship so chances are if you attend worship there one week you will bump into…

David Evans

David is regular member of the congregation at St Mellons Church where he has worshipped for a number of years and has been a member of the Church committee for a number of years. David is also a Governor at both St Mellons Church in Wales School and Bishop Childs Church in Wales School. David often takes the intercessions at St Mellons Church and is currently going through a discernment process for reader ministry within the Church in Wales and…

Claire Ingrams

Claire is our Ministry Area Secretary and also a local Church Warden at All Saints’ Cyncoed. Claire is a solicitor latterly working for Citizens Advice and took early retirement last year; she continues her passion for social justice by volunteering two days a week at Cardiff Foodbank. Claire is married to Duncan who worships with her and her mother Margaret at All Saints’, and they have two adult children. Her hobbies are sport, particularly rugby (probably more of an obsession…

Matthew Turner

Matthew is the Lay Co-chair of our Ministry Area Council and Board of Trustees, as well as a regular worshipper at St Augustine’s Rumney, and an experienced bell ringer.
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