Monkton Rectorial Benefice
Benefice Clergy - The Revd Canon Roger Jones,
Team Vicar
The Rev Roger Jones
Hailing originally from Llanelli, where he attended the local Grammar School, Roger was collated into the Pembroke Group of Parishes on 4th June 2001 when he became Vicar of the parishes of St Mary's Pembroke, St Michael's Pembroke and St Twynnells - and Rector of the parishes of St Petrox, Stackpole and Bosherston.

On 7th June 2004 he was Licensed as Team Vicar in the newly formed Monkton Rectorial Benefice.  In 2009 he was installed as a Canon of St Davids Cathedral (stall of Mathry).  

He is what is commonly known as a 'late entrant' to the ordained ministry and prior to studying at St Michael's Theological College, Cardiff, from 1984 -1986 was for some years the Senior Regional Youth Officer for the Welsh Association of Youth Clubs (now known as Youth Cymru) based in east Wales.  Prior to entering full time youth work in 1976 he was engaged in various commercial fields.

Ordained Deacon at Llandaff Cathedral in 1986 and Priested the following year, he served his Title in the parish of Llangynwyd with Maesteg.

Upon his collation to the parishes of Wiston, Walton East and Clarbeston in February 1990 he returned to his home diocese of St Davids.  In 2001 he was appointed as Incumbent to the newly formed  Pembroke Group of Parishes and in 2004 became a Team Vicar in the new Monkton Rectorial Benefice.

From 1995-2000 he was Diocesan World  Mission Officer, and from 1997 to 2010  was Diocesan Clerical Secretary (Secretary to the Nomination Board and Joint Secretary of the Diocesan Conference and Standing Committee).  He was a member of the Governing Body of the Church Wales from 1998 to 2009.

He currently serves on the Diocesan Churches & Pastoral Committee and the Diocesan Education Authority. Additionally he is a Foundation Governor and Vice-Chair at Stackpole Church in Wales VC School, a Community Governor at Lamphey Primary School and a member of the Tanyard Youth Project Management Board. He is Chaplain to the Pembroke Gild of Freemen and has also served as Chaplain to a number of Mayors of Pembroke.

Roger is married to Lorraine; they have two grown up children and four young granddaughters.  He recently announced that he will be retiring from stipendiary ministry on 30th April and will continue to live in south Pembrokeshire.

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