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Father Innocent Abonyi, MSP (Parish Priest)
Fr. Innocent Abonyi, MSP is the current Parish Priest of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 2YA. He was ordained a catholic priest for the Missionary Society of St. Paul of Nigeria at the National Missionary Seminary of St. Paul, Gwagwalada, Abuja, Nigeria on July 3rd 1999.
Since his priestly ordination, he has served as a formator, spiritual director and lecturer in Nigeria (1999 – 2001, 2003 – 2006). He had his postgraduate studies in All Hallows College Dublin, Ireland (2001 -2003) and Oxford Brookes University (2014 – 2014), obtaining Masters Degree in each case. He has served as parish priest in four parishes in England (High Wycombe, Gravesend, Brixton) before being transferred to OLSS, Llandudno in 2021. He was a Youth Chaplain for the Diocese of Northampton (2007 – 2013). He served as provincial chaplain to the Knights of St. Columba (Thames Valley province 2007 – 2013; Southwark province 2013 – 2021). He is a spiritual director. He preaches and directs retreats. His birthday is July 4th.
Ashleigh Fae Williams (Parish Secretary, Musical Director and Youth Leader)
Ashleigh has been an active member of the Parish community from a young age, she has run youth groups, lead youth choirs and been an active member of our Parish choir since she left the altar at 18. She has now resumed her position as Parish Secretary while completing her studies. Since graduating her Masters Degree in Music and Education, she has taken on the role or Parish Musical Director, organising and running music events, choirs as well as opening a music school in the parish for those wanting to learn or further expand their music education. She works in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9am-1pm. For more information regarding the music you can contact her on: email@example.com
Kathleen Stones (Parish Sacristan)
Sister Jennifer McGlade (Parish Sister)
Sister Jennifer has been Parish Sister at Our Lady’s since the year 2000. She has been in Religious Life since 1956 and has served as Head of Stella Maris School (now Blessed William Davies School) for fourteen of the twenty years she served there. While still in the School, Sr Jennifer turned her home into a retreat and respite centre for nuns and for those they cared for, and Sisters from all over this country and Ireland spent memorable holidays there. On becoming Parish Sister, Sister Jennifer generously gave to the Diocese her home in Caroline Road (Seren y Môr) which has since been converted into three fine flats for retired diocesan priests. For theses, and for innumerable other reasons, she was awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal from His Holiness Pope John Paul II.
Retired Priest. Father Antony Jones, STL, Ph.B.
Fr Antony was born at Holywell and baptised, confirmed and ordained at St Winefride’s Church there. He studied at the Gregorian University of Rome from 1960 to 1967. Since his ordination, 11 September 1966, he has served in the Diocese, with the exception of a five year period beginning 1972 when he was seconded to the Catholic Missionary Society based in London and giving parish missions across the UK. He served as curate in Mold, Llanelli, and Connah’s Quay before joining the Catholic Missionary Society. On his return to the Diocese he has served as Parish Priest of Ruabon, Pwllheli and Llandudno. He came to Llandudno on 15 January 1998.