Anglesey vicar suspended after complaints from parish
Published: 5th Aug 2010 17:28:14
A church investigation is under way after an Anglesey vicar was suspended following complaints from his congregation.
The Reverend Deiniol Prys, rector of Llansadwrn, was suspended two months ago by the bishop of Bangor.
The Church in Wales said it followed concerns about a deterioration in his relationship with his parishioners.
A report from officials is expected "at any time". Mr Prys was unavailable to comment.
Human resources officers were called in to investigate complaints involving the rector, who has served the area and several other nearby parishes since 1984.
The issue related to a "pastoral breakdown" between him and churchgoers.
A spokeswoman for the Bangor diocese said the bishop, the Rt Reverend Andrew John, was awaiting the outcome of the report.
The spokeswoman said: "Some members of the parish of the Reverend Deiniol Prys have complained that the relationship of Mr Prys with his parishioners has deteriorated to what can be described as 'pastoral breakdown.'
It's causing a lot of distress for the parish to be without their clergyman”
"On receipt of these complaints, the Bishop arranged for the complaints to be investigated by senior staff of the Church in Wales.
"A report will be presented to the Bishop and he will make a decision based on the findings of that report."
She said while Mr Prys remained suspended, his duties were being covered by other parishes.
"The bishop is expecting to have the report at any time shortly. For everyone's sake, he doesn't want this to be dragged out."
A woman who answered the telephone at the rectory said: "We have no comment to make."
Pentraeth councillor Hefin Thomas said: "Nobody seems to know exactly what this is about but it's very upsetting and it's causing a lot of distress for the parish to be without their clergyman.
"I know that cover is being provided from other parishes, but it's not the same for people as having their own vicar.
"It's important that people have someone they can turn to and talk to, especially at times of bereavement."
At 07:57:33 in SportOlympic medallist Wendy Houvenaghel has announced her retirement from cycling after pulling out of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because of injury.
At 07:56:40 in WalesA new police investigation has been launched into unlawful pension salary supplements paid to the chief executive of Pembrokeshire council.
At 07:55:35 in BusinessChina has detained five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.
At 07:52:15 in SportPlymouth Raiders have signed 6ft 6ins American David Evans for the 2014-15 British Basketball League season.
At 07:50:43 in SportWelsh 110m hurdler David Omoregie ran the third fastest time in World Junior Championships history as he qualified for Wednesday's semi-final.
At 07:41:52 in EnglandA pair of Amur leopards, which are said to be the rarest big cats in the world, have been born in Leicestershire.
At 07:22:53 in WalesUp to 68 jobs are being created in Torfaen by a company which helps other firms procure goods and services.
At 07:17:22 in SportEx-Commonwealth Games champion boxer Jamie Arthur says Wales should have had a reserve in place for Fred Evans if his participation was in doubt.
At 07:11:43 in WalesThey are traditionally places people go to borrow books, but public libraries also play a crucial role in community life, a Welsh assembly inquiry heard.
At 06:49:24 in Northern IrelandThe Old Mill building in Crumlin, County Antrim, has been damaged in a fire.
Harvard CitationBBC News, 2010. Anglesey vicar suspended after complaints from parish [Online] (Updated 5th Aug 2010)
Available at: http://www.ukwirednews.com/news/80031/Anglesey-vicar-suspended-after-complaints-from-parish [Accessed 23rd Jul 2014]
News In Other Categories
A pair of Amur leopards, which are said to be the rarest big cats in the world, have been born in Leicestershire.
With the doors to its brand new £1million training centre officially open, one of the UK's leading apprentice training providers, Bristol based S&B Automotive Academy, is showcasing its world-class facilities by launching a series of foreign student exchanges for the first time in its 41-year history. To get a flavour of what life is like as an apprentice in the UK, the Academy hosted 16 apprentice engineers and bus drivers from the G9 Automotive College in Hamburg, Germany, as part of a Europe-wide vocational training initiative called the ‘Leonardo Programme’ with support from the European Social Fund. In a reciprocal arrangement, S&B will be sending nine apprentices to Germany during February 2012 so that they can get an appreciation of life in the automotive industry on the Continent. A further three German exchange groups are being planned for next year. Designed to assist the development of vocational skills and training across Europe, including work placements for trainees, the Leonardo Programme has a budget of €1.75bn, which is helping to encourage UK organisations to work with their counterparts abroad. In what is expected to be another challenging year for employers in the UK automotive sector, S&B’s Chief Executive, Jon Winter, claims that the exchange initiative will bring many benefits to the Academy and its apprentices: “In a world of global automotive brands, it’s important for our learners to understand the international context of the industry they have chosen to make their career. This new exchange programme will enable apprentices and Academy staff alike to achieve a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the automotive arena in Europe. With the Academy’s influence also extending to the USA and Asia, there’s every possibility that this initiative could move further afield in the future.” Continued Winter: “The need for skilled technicians across the world is on the increase and we actively encourage our apprentices to look at broader horizons during their training. Many of them have already learned the phrase ‘Vorsprung durch Gelehrtheit’, quite simply, ‘Advancement through learning.” In the 2010/11 academic year, S&B doubled the number of successful Apprenticeships over the previous year with some 350 apprentices graduating from the Academy. At the same time, achievement levels reached an all-time high with an overall success rate of 85%. For those learners on the Advanced Apprenticeship three-year programme, success rates were even higher, at over 98%. PHOTO CAPTION: As part of their exchange visit, S&B Automotive Academy arranged for the German apprentices to visit Hampshire bus operator, Bluestar, at its Barton Park depot. The students are pictured with S&B’s Andy West (3rd right) and Steve Prewett, Bluestar’s Area Engineering Manager (2nd right). Ends http://www.sandbaa.com
China has detained five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.
The 12-strong longlist for the Man Booker Prize is set to be unveiled later, with world titles eligible for the first time in its history.
Olympic medallist Wendy Houvenaghel has announced her retirement from cycling after pulling out of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because of injury.
The Queen will formally open the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later in front of a 40,000 crowd at Celtic Park.