The Diocese of Bangor has announced the appointment of Mrs Anest Gray Frazer as the new Director of Education and Engagement for the Diocese of Bangor.
Anest will join the Diocesan team led by the Diocesan Secretary, Siôn Rhys Evans, at Tŷ Deiniol in Bangor.
She will have lead responsibility for the Diocese’s Education and Engagement portfolio, covering our mission and ministry with Church schools, their Children, Youth and Family Ministry project, and the development of Pioneer Ministry in the Diocese.
Anest was born in Liverpool and brought up in Llanfairpwll. She studied Social Work at university and has been a Social Worker since 1995. She has held strategic and management roles in social work across the counties of North Wales, as well as working for Welsh Government.
Anest has experience as both a Churchwarden and Ministry Area Warden, and has been one of the Ministry Area Wardens in the Bro Cadwaladr Ministry Area on Anglesey for two years. She is married to Nigel, and they have two sons, Morgan (13) and Jac (7).
Looking forward to her new role, Anest said, “It is an exciting time in the Diocese of Bangor. We have a new vision for the Church in our Diocese, especially where children, young people and families are concerned. I’m looking forward to being part of it, as well as helping others to own it and make it theirs. I hope and pray that I will be able to help people understand the positive things which the Church offers our modern society, and the force for good which it can be.“
The Bishop of Bangor – the Right Rev Andy John said: “Anest is a significant and positive addition to our Diocesan team. Her background in social work, strategy and people management, alongside her love of the Gospel, will be valuable assets as she takes up this new challenge and ministry.”
Anest will begin her role at the start of December.