Diocesan press releases

New priest-in-charge praised for ‘positive community links’

There were celebrations in Swansea this morning with the announcement of three appointments.

St Catherine’s assistant curate Rev Dr Adrian Morgan is to become priest-in-charge of the Benefice of Gorseinon .

An announcement read at this morning’s service at St Catherine’s said: “While it is unusual for an assistant curate to be offered such a leadership role in his or her training parish, the bishop’s staff are delighted with Adrian’s achievements at St Catherine’s and of the positive links he continues to build with the wider community.”

Adrian will also continue to serve as part of the Llwchwr Ministry Area.

Rev Anthony Porter

Rev Anthony Porter is to be appointed as assistant curate for the parishes of Llangyfelach and Morriston.

Anthony is married to Carly, a registered nurse practitioner working across the local health board. They have three children.

And Rev Geraint Wathan is to be the next vicar of Llansamlet, with pastoral oversight for the parish of Glantawe.

Geraint is currently priest-in-charge of the Gwastedyn Group of rural parishes centered around Rhayader.

He is originally from St Thomas and is married to Cerian. They have three children, two boys and a girl.

Having been in a rural parish for the past six years, the family are looking forward to their move to Swansea where they have other family members living in area.