Andrew John

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Andy John
Bishop of Bangor
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Church Church in Wales
Diocese Diocese of Bangor
Elected 9 October 2008
Installed 24 January 2009
Predecessor Anthony Crockett
Orders
Ordination 1990
Consecration 29 November 2008
Personal details
Birth name Andrew Thomas Griffith John
Born (1964-01-09) 9 January 1964 (age 55)
Nationality Welsh
Denomination Anglicanism

Andrew Thomas Griffith John (born 9 January 1964) is a Welsh Anglican bishop. Since 2008, he has been the Bishop of Bangor in the Church in Wales.

Early life

A native of Aberystwyth, John attended Ysgol Penglais before studying law at the University of Wales, Cardiff. After graduating in 1986, he studied theology at the University of Nottingham, graduating in 1988, followed by a Diploma in Pastoral Studies at St John's College, Nottingham in 1989.[1]

Ordained ministry

He was ordained deacon in the Diocese of St David's and a priest in 1990.[2] Until his election as Bishop of Bangor, all his ministry was in the Diocese of St David's.[3] Initially he was curate for Cardigan, Y Ferwig and Mwnt from 1989 to 1991 and then in Aberystwyth from 1991 to 1992. He was a vicar in the Rectorial Benefice of Aberystwyth from 1992 to 1999. From 1999 he was vicar of Henfynyw with Aberaeron and Llanddewi Aberarth, to which was added Llanbadarn Trefeglwys in 2005. In 2006 he was appointed vicar of Pencarreg and Llanycrwys and the Archdeacon of Cardigan.

Episcopal ministry

John was elected Bishop of Bangor on 9 October 2008 and was consecrated in Llandaff Cathedral on 29 November 2008, along with the new Bishop of St David's, Wyn Evans.[4] He was enthroned in Bangor Cathedral on 24 January 2009.[5]

Views

John stands in the Evangelical tradition of Anglicanism.[6]

Personal life

John's wife, Caroline, is a deacon who was ordained to that ministry in the same service during which her husband was ordained as a priest (in 1990).[7] She was ordained a priest by her husband in 2017.[8] The couple have four children: one son and three daughters.[9][10]

References

  1. ^ "Nottingham alumnus is the new Bishop of Bangor". University of Nottingham Alumni Online. www.alumni.nottingham.ac.uk. 2008-10-10. Retrieved 2011-02-02. Andrew John, 44, grew up in Aberystwyth and graduated in Law at the University of Wales, Cardiff, in 1986, Theology at Nottingham in 1988 followed by a Diploma in Pastoral Studies in 1989 at St John's College, Nottingham.
  2. ^ "The Right Reverend A T G John". The Church in Wales. www.churchinwales.org.uk. 2008-11-29. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-02.
  3. ^ Morrell, Anna (2008-11-17). "New Bishop of Bangor elected". The Church in Wales. www.churchinwales.org.uk. Archived from the original on 11 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-02. spent all his ministry so far in the Diocese of St Davids
  4. ^ Morrell, Anna (2008-12-01). "New Welsh bishops consecrated together". The Church in Wales. www.churchinwales.org.uk. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-02. The Very Rev Wyn Evans, Dean of St Davids, will be consecrated as the 128th Bishop of St Davids while the Venerable Andrew John, Archdeacon of Cardigan, will be consecrated as the 81st Bishop of Bangor. Both were elected while serving in the Diocese of St Davids.
  5. ^ "The Diocese of Bangor - Who's Who - The Bishop of Bangor". The Church in Wales. www.churchinwales.org.uk. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011. The Rt Revd Andy John Consecrated Bishop at Llandaff Cathedral on 29th November 2008, enthroned as 81st Bishop of Bangor, at Bangor Cathedral on Saturday 24th January 2009.
  6. ^ John, Andy (30 September 2016). "An Evangelical pilgrim goes to Walsingham". Church Times. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Bishops". Yr Eglwys yng Nghymru. Church in Wales. 30 December 2010. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011. His is married to Caroline, who is also a deacon in the Church in Wales. Caroline was ordained as a Deacon when Andy was ordained as a priest in 1990. The couple have four children
  8. ^ Townsend, Robert (22 June 2017). "Diocese of Bangor celebrates the journey of 10 special people at its annual ordination service". The Diocese of Bangor. Church in Wales. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  9. ^ Powell, David (2008-10-10). "New Bishop of Bangor is elected". The Daily Post. www.dailypost.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-02-02.
  10. ^ 'BANGOR, Bishop of', Who's Who 2017, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2017; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2016; online edn, Nov 2016 accessed 19 Oct 2017
Church in Wales titles
Preceded by
Anthony Crockett
Bishop of Bangor
2008–present
Incumbent
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