Service of Commisioning for Rev’d Gary Atherton

The Rev’d Gary Atherton was Commissioned by Bishop Peter Stuart as the Rector in the Parish of Cardiff on Wednesday, April 11.

Father Gary Atherton has returned to the Diocese after 16 years and comes to the Parish of Cardiff with over 30 years experience in ordained ministry.

Having served in eight separate parishes spread over four different dioceses, he was given a lot of opportunities to develop his hand in a few different areas of ministry, including youth and children’s, puppeteering, Bible study and pastoral care.

Gary is married to Karen, his very supportive wife, and has four children and one granddaughter: Christopher, Matthew, Jessica and his eldest son David married to Jenna who have a daughter Aria.

Gary looks forward to getting to know the Diocese again and immersing himself in the life and work of the parish of Cardiff.