Reverend David Parry
David’s ancestors came from Llangernyw in the Conwy Valley, but he was born in Scotland and grew up in the South of England. David used to be a social worker for a local authority, but over 25 years ago he was called to ordained ministry and became an Anglican priest.
For 11 years David was Liverpool Diocese’s Director of Ordinands, helping hundreds of people to explore a possible vocation to full-time Christian ministry. At the same time he was the vicar of two vibrant multi-cultural parishes alongside the River Mersey: Christ Church Toxteth Park and St. Michael-in-the-Hamlet. He has also served as an Area Dean and an honorary chaplain among deaf people.
Since May 2016, Reverend David Parry has been the Vicar and Leader of our new combined parish, Bro Celynnin Ministry Area.
Clive is one of our Lay Readers and is originally from Hampshire. He has lived on a small holding above Conwy for over 20 years. He is a Trustee of the Business Men’s Fellowship International (UK) and a sought-after judge of Wales, Britain and Europe ‘In Bloom’ competitions!
Rev Eryl Parry
Eryl has strong links to North Wales, her parents being from Llanberis. She had careers in retail management for John Lewis around the UK, then tourism and event management in her hometown of Liverpool.
Eryl was ordained as a Pioneer Priest by the Bishop of Bangor in 2020 – appropriately in our own Llangelynnin Old Church. The main focus of Eryl’s ministry is seeking creative and innovative ways to connect with people who are not part of gathered church life. She is also a Trustee of the Bardsey Island Trust, where she is also a Chaplain.