The Mission Area of Aled is to licence a new Mission Area leader at a special service on Sunday the 14th of June . The service will be led by the Bishop of St Asaph, Gregory Cameron and will licence a long standing servant of the Church in Wales – Mr Clive Myers.
Clive Myers will become one of only a few lay people who have been licenced to fulfil this important role. A post which provides leadership to support the Mission Area in its mission and ministry and one that facilitates the deepening of the interdependent life of our separate church communities in worship and witness to enable them to engage with the communities we serve. This reflects a more connected way in which we involve people who are not in licenced ministry with the work of the church. An appointment that proclaims that all of us form a vital part of the Body of Christ in delivering the Good News to the communities in which we are rooted.
Clive Myers who was born in Colwyn Bay and attended Abergele Grammar School has been a stalwart of St John’s Parish Church in Old Colwyn all his life. A life which involved working initially for the Midland Bank, then for Crosville and latterly for National Express where he led a successful management buyout of the company in the nineteen eighties.
Within the church Clive Myers has given his time generously and with commitment for the last 30 years. Provincially, he was on the Governing Body, The Representative Body and The Electoral College for more than 21 years. He was the provincial chair of Human Resources for 12 years and also undertaken many roles at Diocesan level and is currently the chair of the property board and the grants committee.
He has served his local group of churches as Deanery chair and after the emergence of the Aled Mission Area in 2017 as our chair person. He therefore brings a wealth of experience to the role of Mission Area Leader at this time.
Commenting on the work that he is about to commence Clive said “I hope to be able to help the Mission Area to formulate and refresh their vision for the way ahead and a strategy for its implementation. I believe we need to further our collaborative working between our churches, reaching out to our communities. After Coronovirus and normality returns, we may find that our task has changed – we may need to pursue more evangelist’s approach to address the new situation many in our communities find themselves. With prayer at the heart of our endeavours and trust in the all redeeming presence of our Lord we must strive hard to extend the Kingdom into our communities and into our schools. This is an exciting new role for me and I look forward to working with everyone in our Mission Area, both clerical and lay in the months ahead.