Cathedral Church of St. Paul Welcomes ‘Theologians in Residence’
BURLINGTON, VT – In October and November, the Cathedral Church of St. Paul will welcome the Rt. Rev. Barry Morgan, archbishop emeritus of Wales, and the Rev. Nancy Gossling, former interim dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston, as “Theologians in Residence” responsible for preaching, providing pastoral ministry, and leading Adult Forum sessions.
Bishop Morgan spent nearly 14 years at the helm of the Church in Wales and 24 years as a bishop. During his tenure as archbishop, He championed many changes in the Church in Wales, including a change in its law to enable women to be ordained as bishops and the implementation of a radical strategy to help the church grow and prosper in the approach to its centenary year. A graduate from the universities of both London and Cambridge, Bishop Morgan was ordained as a priest in 1973 and during his ministry served as a university and theological college lecturer and university chaplain, as Rector of Wrexham and Archdeacon of Meirionnydd before being consecrated as Bishop of Bangor in 1993 and Bishop of Llandaff in 1999. He also served on the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches and on the Primates Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion.
The Rev. Nancy Gossling will be the Theologian in Residence during the month of November. The Rev. Gossling recently served as Interim Dean at the Cathedral in Boston, and has spent time at the Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, too. Prior to going to the Diocese of Massachusetts, she served from 2002 to 2012 as the rector of St. James’s Church in Glastonbury, Conn. While in the Diocese of Connecticut, she was a member of the Standing Committee, the Title III Task Force, and the Commission on Ministry. The Rev. Gossling holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Wellesley College and a Master of Divinity degree from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. She served while a seminarian at St. John’s Church in Waterbury, Conn.; was ordained to the priesthood in 2001; and was the curate at St. Paul’s Church in Riverside, Conn., from 2000 to 2002.
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