A vicar who most recently served the communities around Newtown has started her new ministry in North Wales.

The Reverend Jeanette Wilkes was licensed as a new priest in Mold Mission Area at a service of welcome and licensing conducted by Bishop Gregory Cameron and Archdeacon Hayley Matthews at Christ Church, Pontblyddyn on Thursday (July 20).

Jeanette will have particular pastoral responsibility for the communities of Pontblyddyn, Treuddyn, and New Brighton, and comes to the area having served in the south of the diocese including in Welshpool. 


“It is good to welcome Jeanette to the north of the diocese”, says Bishop Gregory Cameron.

“Jeanette is a very pastorally minded priest and will be a good complement to the exiting members of the Shared Ministry Team in Mold Mission Area.”

Jeanette was widowed 20 years ago, and has a daughter called Sarah. Jeanette enjoys cross stitch and other crafts, and loves taking her dog, Jasper, for walks.

“I am really looking forward to ministering with my new churches”, says Jeanette, “and reaching out to their communities with the love of God, helping them take the next steps in their own faith journeys”.