Hey there. My name’s Dean. I am an Anglican Minister. A vicar… and it was a long and winding journey that got me here.
I currently serve as a Curate (assistant Vicar) in the parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry in South Wales. It’s pretty cool, but certainly has its ups and downs. I trained for ordination at Trinity College Bristol where I studied for an MA in Theology, Mission and Ministry. Before that I went to Cardiff University where I got my BA Hons. in Theology. I picked up at Cert.RSCM in Sacred Music along the way too.
I originally come from North Wales, and moved down to South Wales to study. I never left. Between university and vicar-life, I worked for a big telecommunications company and then worked as a Pastoral Assistant and then Associate Lay Pastor at St. Paul’s Church in Newport.
I’m married to Megan and we have a son called Harri James. I love playing music, walking, reading, blogging on this site and horse riding as well as going to the cinema and theatre. I’m a people person, an extrovert and a socialiser.
This blog has been going since 2010. Throughout that time, it’s taken many different forms, but at the moment it serves to blog about ministry in the Church in Wales, with some other bits related to my life and worldview thrown into the mix. I hope you find it useful.
With my love and prayers,