New vicar installed at Penryn parish church
9:10am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in Falmouth/Penryn
A new vicar has been appointed as the priest in charge of the Parish of St Gluvias with Penryn.
Reverend Father Stephen Wales, pictured above, was inducted at the parish church with a special service on Monday, March 4.
The Bishop of Truro, Right Reverend Tim Thornton, and the Archdeacon of Cornwall, the Venerable Bill Stuart-White conducted the ceremony.
Reverend Wales grew up in Anglesey and trained at the College of the Resurrection, a monastic house in Mirfield, West Yorkshire. Before moving to Penryn, he belonged to the diocese at Southwell, near Nottingham and was working as the “team vicar” at the Parish of Retford.
Reverend Wales said: “I fell in love with the people; the church; the town and I fell in love with the vicarage. There was a very strong sense of calling for me to come and work in this place.
“I also wanted to be back by the coast, I come from a long line of seafarers and the coast is very important to me.”
St Gluvias Parish has been without a vicar since Father John Harris retired in 2012.