Our Team

We are a small team of dedicated people who aim to show God's love for the world by making St John's as welcoming as possible and by serving the needs of those around us.


Our Priest-in-Charge is The Rev'd Canon Sarah Jones. Sarah joined us in October 2018 having previously been the Rector of the Benefice of Ross with Walford and Brampton Abbotts in the diocese of Hereford.

Sarah was ordained in 2004 having had a career in the music business and commerce and in sales and management training.

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The Rev'd Lorna Hanney was ordained Deacon in June 2019 and she is our Assistant Curate. She works alongside Canon Sarah and takes services, leads projects and is involved in pastoral work.

Lorna has a strong background in social justice work and we are delighted to have her with us.
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We are lucky to have an Ordinand on placement with us at St John's. Emma is training for ordained ministry at St Padarns Theological College, Llandaff. Emma is with us on Sundays and on Mondays.

Emma brings skills she has learned in business and commerce and is likely to be with us until after Easter 2021.


Evan Chapman and Ruth Livingstone are our Churchwardens. Like most Churchwardens they get through a tremendous amount of work and are very important members of our leadership team.

They provide an important link between the congregation and the clergy and they also have legal responsibilities for the running of the parish.


The Rev'd Meg Underdown is Assistant Priest in the parish of Cathays. However she enjoys St John's so much that for many years she has been present on most Thursday afternoons between 12.30pm and 2pm for listening, counsel and prayer. We are blessed by having Rev'd Meg as a chaplain in St John's.


The Rev'd Rhian Linecar was our Assistant Curate until mid 2018. Rhian is a fluent Welsh speaker and has a passion for City Centre ministry and has connections both at St John’s and at Cardiff’s Welsh speaking Anglican Church, Eglwys Dewi Sant.

We are delighted that Rhian still has a link with us even though her curacy has been completed.

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