A SPECIAL service was held to mark the arrival of a new priest.

Rev’d Diana Greenfield moves from a ministry in Glastonbury and Street where she has been a pioneer priest for more than a decade.

The Bishop of St Asaph, The Rt Revd Gregory Cameron, joined the church communities in and around Ruthin for a service at St Michael’s Church, Efenechtyd, on Sunday, September 24 to welcome Ms Greenfield to the Dyffryn Clwyd Mission Area.

Ms Greenfield began her journey into full time Christian ministry 26 years ago when she moved to Sheffield to train with the Church Army. She was later ordained as a pioneer priest.

Ms Greenfield has continued to develop a ministry which often sits outside, yet works alongside, existing church structures.  This has included nightclub chaplaincy and in more recent years, festival chaplaincy.

The Bishop said: "We’re delighted to welcome Diana from the Diocese of Bath and Wells to the new pattern of ministry evolving in Dyffryn Clwyd Mission Area, as each member of the shared ministry team takes on a specialism in ministry. With her knowledge and experience of Spirituality and new spiritual movements, Diana will make a positive contribution to the work of the Church in Ruthin and its surrounding area."

When Ms Greenfield is not working or studying she enjoys spending time walking with her collie Cara and is looking forward to being able to revisit some of the North Wales countryside she was introduced to on holidays as a child. She enjoys being creative, especially jewellery making and needle felting, and for the last 10 years has been involved in a social enterprise 'Scrapstore project', making all sorts of things out of waste that would otherwise end up in landfill.


"I am thoroughly looking forward to the next stage of the ministry to which God has called me in Dyffryn Clwyd Mission Area," said Ms Greenfield

"It is an exciting time for the team, the church and the wider community and I’m looking forward to seeing what God has in store for us all."

Ms Greenfield enjoys studying theology and is part way through a professional doctorate exploring better ways for neo-Pagans and Christians to have open conversations about faith.