Father David is new priest-in-charge

4 May 2016

St Paul’s vicar Father David Morris has got a promotion – and will be in charge of three local churches from next week.

Father David Morris is currently associate priest of St Paul’s, along with St Dyfrig and St Samson, as well as the historic parish of St Mary in Butetown.

Now he is to be licensed as priest-in-charge of the three churches, following the retirement of Canon Graham Francis in January.

The change will be confirmed officially at a service with the Assistant Bishop of Llandaff, David Wilbourne at St Dyfrig and St Samson’s – which is now part of the St Paul’s parish – on Thursday 12th May at 7.30pm.

Father David, who recently turned 30, arrived in Grangetown from Merthyr nearly four years ago when he was the youngest priest in Wales.

It has been a period of big change, with him overseeing the £280,000 refurbishment of St Paul’s hall – which has proved a popular community venue.

The hall is also the new temporary place of worship for the parish, with the 126-year-old church next door – after years of uncertainty – getting a major refurbishment with a deal which sees a housing association taking over most of the building.

“I am really pleased to be continuing my ministry in Grangetown with the additional responsibility that priest-in-charge brings,” said Father David.

“Grangetown is a vibrant place to live and work and I am very excited about the challenges that lie ahead.”


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