St Chad’s Church, Hanmer, and the Maelor Mission Area
We were delighted in 2012 to welcome St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Penley, into our group. Regrouping of parishes followed the appointment of the Reverend David Lewis, Area Dean of the Bangor-is-y-Coed Deanery, as Rector of Hawarden. The Hanmer group of churches since then has included Hanmer, Bettisfield, Bronington and Penley churches. The Reverend Clive Hughes was formally inducted by Bishop Gregory Cameron as Vicar of the extended group on 23rd January 2012. The Bishop also joined the two deaneries of Bangor and Llangollen as Dee Valley Deanery on 6th January 2012. The first Dee Valley Area Dean was Rev Canon David Child until the appointment in 2014 of Revd Canon Sue Huyton. In 2016 the Dee Valley Deanery was divided into Maelor and Offa Mission Areas. The Hanmer Group since then has been part of the Maelor Mission Area.
O Lord, give to us in this group of four churches,
and this Maelor Mission Area of ten churches
with its many challenges,
and to your whole church
the spirit of wisdom and godly guidance;
that we may discern the times in which we live,
that we may proclaim with relevance the Gospel here and in all the world.
We pray for all ministers of the word and of the sacraments.
By your Spirit empower all who preach, to speak clearly and with vision.
Entered 30th November 2014 by Bill
Updated 23rd October 2016, 31st July 2017, and 30th January 2018 by Bill