Revd Helen Rees
A little about me
I was born and grew up in Cardiff. In 1999 I graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity from Cardiff University. Due to my maiden name I was one of the last graduates in the last century !
After graduation I became a part time theology lecturer working for Cardiff University, Lampeter University and in, what was, Trinity College Carmarthen. In addition to this I also worked as an external marker for Spurgeon's Theological College in London and delivered courses for the Workers Education Association.
I was ordained Deacon in Llandaff Cathedral in June of 2009. In this month I also gained a Master of Theology from Cardiff University.
I was priested in Llandaff Cathedral in June 2010. I have served in a variety of parishes in both the Diocese of Llandaff and the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon.
For me theology has been about equipping the Church and it’s members to know more about its faith. This is what led me to academic study and teaching.
My teaching has covered a variety of topics such as Church History, Christianity and community and Women in Christianity. My main area of teaching and research has always been within New Testament studies.
Within the field of New Testament studies my main interests have been the gospels and the Petrine epistles.
I am currently undertaking a part time PhD researching 1 Peter and the ideas of belonging and identity. In St.Padarns I am both part of the New Testament teachers team which is within the Biblical Studies Specialism and a member of the Formation for Licensed Ministry Team. I am also the lead for Living and Learning which is our Discipleship suite of resources for the whole Church.
In my spare time I love to spend time with my family including my husband Ian, step- daughter Jessica, Son in law Gary and grandchildren Jack, Ryan and Katie. I enjoy reading and watching Cardiff Blues rugby team, for whom I am a season ticket holder.