Canon John Griffiths, known as Fr. John, became Parish Priest of St. Teilo’s on Wednesday, June 30th 2021.
Canon Griffiths was born in Cwmbach, Aberdare and attended Bishop Hedley High School, Merthyr Tydfil. On leaving school he worked for a period at a tyre factory before beginning to study for the priesthood at the pre-seminary at St. Mary’s College, Aberystwyth. From Aberystwyth, Canon Griffiths continued his studies at All Hallows College, Dublin.
During his studies Canon Griffiths ministered as a Deacon in St. Francis Xavier Parish, Hereford before being ordained a Priest of the Archdiocese at St. Joseph’s Church, Aberdare in 1983. He then served as a curate in Our Lady and St. Patrick’s, Maesteg. He was Parish Priest in the Parish of Abertillery with Brynmawr, followed by Treorchy with Ferndale where he had care of the shrine of Our Lady at Penrhys.
Canon Griffiths then spent 16 years as Parish Priest of St. Helen’s, Caerphilly and has been Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Angels and St. David, Cwmbran since 2012.
We welcome him among us and look forward to many years of his fruitful ministry in our community.