Rector – Vacant
Team Vicar – Vacant
Team Vicar – Fr Robert Parrish – I was born in Cardiff in 1957, and grew up in Llandaff. I sang in both the Cathedral Parish Choir and the Cathedral Choir. I attended the Howardian High school, Cardiff. In the 1980s I worked for the Central Office of Information in London, and then British Telecom. While in London I met my wife to be, Claudia, and we married in 1984. We have a daughter, Laura, who is married to Tom Bell. They are expecting their first child this September (2020).
In 1989 I began training for the priesthood at St Stephen’s House, Oxford, the same theological college attended by Fr Ben Andrews (our former team rector) some years later.
I served my first curacy at St Peter and St Paul, Abington, Northampton and then a second curacy at St Christopher’s, Warden Hill, Cheltenham where the vicar of the neighbouring parish was Adrian Berry, later to be incumbent of All Saints, Barry.
In 1997 I became a priest vicar/ minor canon at Llandaff cathedral, which was a delight given my early association with the cathedral.
In 2002 I was appointed rector of Merthyr Dyfan, and in 2017 a team vicar in the Rectorial Benefice of Barry, when the three Barry parishes merged.
Assistant Priest – Father Chris Seaton SSC
I was Born in Cadoxton, Barry, in 1953. I Joined the Merchant Navy in July of 1974 and sailed as an Electrical Engineering Officer for the next sixteen years. After my first voyage I met my wife to be, Julie, in the April of 1975 and we were married in 1976. We have two children, Elizabeth and Paul, both now happily settled with children of their own. After leaving the Merchant Navy I spent 18 months as an electrical contractor before joining the engineering team at Rank Hovis flour mill that was situated on the Docks here in Barry. I have been an Anglican all my life, separated from church for a while with career and family, returned to St Cadoc’s Church in January of 1996 after the death of my mother. I became more involved in the church became a PCC member, churchwarden and Diocesan Conference member for Cadoxton juxta Barry. My call to ordained ministry was first heard early in the new millennia and after several years of discernment I finally approached the Diocesan Director of Ordinands late in 2004. I was selected to go for Provincial Selection in the January of 2005 but it wasn’t until two years later that I began training in St Michael’s Theological College in llandaff in the September of 2007. I was ordained Non Stipended Deacon in 2010 and priested the following year. By this time I had been made redundant from Rank Hovis and had started my own Engineering Contracting Company until 2013. During this time I split my time between my Curacy in the Parish of St Andrew Major with Michaelston Le Pit and my secular work. In 2014 Dinas Powys was ‘clustered’ with Sully and Wenvoe with St Lythans where I served as Associate Priest. I served in Dinas Powis for five years. In February of 2015 I was asked by Archbishop Barry Morgan if I would consider a move to Cadoxton. As I still lived in Cadoxton I grasped the opportunity to be able to serve the people of my home parish with both hands and, of course now, the peoples of the Benefice of Barry as their Assistant Priest. I feel blessed in my ministry that I am able to give back to the people of Cadoxton and Barry the support and prayers that I received from them on my journey to Ordination.