THERE has been a shake up in the Diocese of St Asaph.

In the Aberconwy Mission Area, the Bishop of St Asaph, The Right Reverend Gregory Cameron, has appointed Reverend Juliet Fraser to take responsibility for setting up a new Diocesan Mission Hub initiative at St David’s Church, Penrhyn Bay.

In addition, Reverend Sue Storey will join the Aberconwy team as Associate Priest.

Reverend Storey is currently an Assistant Curate in Aled Mission Area.

Both Reverend Fraser and Reverend Storey will be commissioned in their new roles on Sunday, October 17.

Reverend Gareth Erlandson, currently Assistant Curate in Borderlands Mission Area, is preparing for a new ministry.

Reverend Erlandson will become Priest-in-Charge in Aled Mission Area, rooted in the communities of Old Colwyn, Llanelian and Betws-yn-Rhos.

Reverend Canon Martin Batchelor is also to move from Borderlands Mission Area to Mold Mission Area.

He will take responsibility for setting up the new Diocesan Mission Hub centred on The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Mold, for the Archdeaconry of Wrexham.

Canon Batchelor's licensing will take place on Advent Sunday, November 28.

Earlier in August, the Aberconwy Mission Area said their goodbyes to Reverend Godfrey Chigumira, vicar of St David's and St Cystennin's.

Reverend Chigumira has wife Melissa and daughter Angela is a regular at the churches and is loved by parishioners.

The family is moving to Gosport. A collection was carried out.

Speaking during the Order For Farewell and Thanksgiving Service at St David's Church in Penrhyn Bay, Reverend Chigumira said: "I thank you, my sisters and brothers, for the love, kindness and support shown to me these past nine years.

"I am grateful for the ministry we have shared together.

"With joy I recall what we accomplished with God's help, and with sadness those dreams not fulfilled.

"I ask for your forgiveness for mistakes made and expectations not met."

There will not be any interruption to services at St David's and St Cystennin's during the interregnum.

Services will continue with the help of retired clergy.