Appointment of new Priest-in-Charge for Radyr

Announcement read by the Church Wardens at both Churches in the Parish on the morning of Sunday 18 November 2018

Bishop June is pleased to announce that the Revd Victoria Burrows, currently house for duty Team Vicar in the East Vale Group of parishes, has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of Radyr. Vicki moved to Llandaff Diocese recently from the Guildford Diocese where she was Vicar of the Parish of Bramley (Holy Trinity) and Grafham. She will be licenced at the end of February 2019.

An accompanying note from Rev. Burrows states:Portrait of Vicki Burrows

I am absolutely delighted to have been offered the post as your next Priest-in-Charge in Radyr and am very much looking forward to living, worshiping and serving in the Parish.

I am a wife, mother and priest, born in 1961 and married to Billy. We have 5 sons who are 19, 25, 27, 30 and 31) and we look after two girls of 9 and 17.

I served my Curacy in The Bourne in Farnham. I was a Parish with 4 churches, a strong choral tradition and a plethora of activities.

I was then Rector of St Mary’s Long Ditton for 7 years – the church grew significantly during this time and became an all age congregation serving the needs of the wider community.

I was then Vicar of Royal Wooton Bassett, a community whose role in the life of the nation is well known, and I was also Area Dean of Calne in the Salisbury Diocese.

More recently I was Vicar of Holy Trinity, Bramley and St Andrew’s Grafham, two suburban and rural churches in Guildford Diocese until Bishop June invited me to live in Pendoylan and serve in the East Vale Benefice.

I am thrilled that I now have the opportunity to build on Jenny’s legacy and the many firm foundations in Radyr, but also that I will be working alongside so many committed and able Christian reaching out to all who live, work or learn in the parish. Whilst I recognise that the new housing developments and the establishment of a new ministry area may worry some of you I genuinely believe that the arrival of thousands of new families is our shared opportunity to grow God’s Kingdom, proclaim the gospel in this generation and so joyfully share the story of God’s redeeming love for all people.

I can’t wait to move into the Rectory and we are looking forward to getting to know you all. I hope we will arrive by the second week of February and that I will be installed later that month.

I am holding you all in my prayers and just ask that you would pray for us too as we begin a new chapter in our shared journey of faith.