Our Priest in Charge is the Revd Caroline Downs, who is also the Llandaff Diocesan Warden of Readers. Formerly an English teacher she has been ordained since 2002, priested in 2003. She was a part-time curate in the Parish of Roath until 2007 as she continued to teach. She then became priest in charge in this Parish in 2007 with responsibility for editing the Diocesan newspaper, Croeso. She relinquished this responsibility in mid-2014 when she became Warden of Readers.
A native of Coventry she grew up in the Congregational tradition and came to Wales to study, graduating from UWIST in 1980 and took her PGCE at the University in 1981. She began to teach in Cardiff, where she met her husband.
She epitomises the kindly, motherly priest and many students find her kindliness a great support in the early stages of their time in higher education as they adjust to having left home.
Meg is a retired prison chaplain and a former social worker. Meg grew up very much in the Anglican tradition as her father and grand-father were priests as is her younger brother. She was born in Hertfordshire and moved to Yorkshire at the age of 7. Despite that she is a graduate of the University College of Wales Aberystwyth and is married to Keith, a native of Cardiff. She now considers herself as Welsh and was accepted for ordination by the Church in Wales and was ordained Deacon in 2008 and priested in 2009. She was licenced as the non-stipendiary Curate in the parish on her retirement from the prison in 2013.
Meg is a half time Non-stipendiary Assistant Curate. She normally works Thursday, Friday and Sunday. As Friday is usually Caroline’s weekly time off, please contact Meg on this day should you need a Parish Priest. Many thanks. Her contact details can be found on the Church in Wales website.
We are lucky also to have three Readers in the Parish who are licensed to preach and who can take communion to those parishioners who cannot get to church.