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Fr. Mark Greenaway-Robbins - Rector in the Benefice
Fr. Mark Greenaway-Robbins - Rector in the Benefice

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029 20 851 991

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We are delighted to welcome Father Mark Greenaway-Robbins as the Rector of the new Rectorial Benefice of Eglwysilan & Caerphilly in the Diocese of Llandaff.

Fr Mark was inducted on January 27th 2015.

Rev'd. Sue Pratten - Curate in the Benefice

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029 20 880 211

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I was born and educated in Bargoed and attended St Gwladys’ Church, Bargoed.

I read Theology at the University of Birmingham and then studied for a PGCE at Swansea University. My first teaching post was at my former secondary school in Bargoed where I taught Religious Education.

I transferred to primary education, taking up a teaching post in Caerphilly before Newport where I continued to teach. Responsibility for English throughout the school and acting as Deputy Head teacher on more than one occasion prompted me to study for a Post Graduate Diploma in Education Practice at the University of Wales, Newport.

I offered myself for Reader ministry and started training at St Michael and All Angels Theological College in Llandaff, and licensed in 2009. After a considerable amount of prayer and discerning by the Church, I once again found myself at St Michael’s to train for ordained ministry.

I was ordained deacon on 30th June 2012 at Llandaff Cathedral as a Non Stipendiary Minister (NSM) whilst continuing as a junior school teacher in Newport. On the 29th June 2013, I was ordained to the priesthood at Llandaff Cathedral, continuing to serve my title as Assistant Curate in the Rectorial Benefice of Eglwysilan and Caerphilly. Ongoing study saw the completion of a B.Th in July 2014.

On the 1st September 2014, I transferred as an NSM into stipendiary ministry.

I come from a large but close family, with four older brothers, who are all married with children!

I love gardening, but also enjoy reading and listening to a wide range of music. It is spending time with friends and family over a meal that I find the best way to unwind after a busy and hard day at work.
Fr. Andrew Highway - Curate in the Benefice
Fr. Andrew Highway - Curate in the Benefice

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Welcome to our new curate.

We are delighted that our Bishops have appointed the Rev'd Andrew Highway as an Assistant Curate (NSM - Non stipendiary ministry) to our Benefice.

In 2009, I began three years of study at St Michaels College in Cardiff prior to my ordination as a Deacon in 2012 at Llandaff Cathedral. The following year I was ordained as a Priest also at the Cathedral. Since 2012 I served as an NSM Assistant Curate in the Parish of Llanishen Cardiff.

As an NSM (Non Stipendiary Ministry or Self Supporting Minister) I also have a full time job.

My wife Sarah and I have been married for 19 years and live in Cardiff with our three children, aged seventeen, thirteen year old twins and a cat. In the few moments of spare time I get between working and serving the church, I enjoy spending time with my family and reading. I am a lifelong supporter of Manchester’s first football team – City and like watching Formula One motor racing.