Headteacher set to become Berkshire’s new parish development advisor

A HEADTEACHER is leaving his career in education to join the mission team at the Diocese of Oxford.

Rhodri Bowen, currently the headteacher at Aldermaston CE School, will soon become our Parish Development Advisor for Berkshire.

Rhodri grew up on the West coast of Wales. After training in Geology he worked as a children’s and youth worker for parishes in Oxford (St Andrew’s) and Newbury (Shaw). This led on to a teaching career in a number of Berkshire schools, most recently as the headteacher at Aldermaston CE Primary School.

Rhodri is a member of St Nicolas Church, Newbury, where he particularly enjoys contributing to the music (playing guitar, drums, mandolin and singing) and occasionally dressing up as a Bible character. He is married  with two grown-up children and a dog.

He is looking forward to bringing his experience in, and enthusiasm for, developing people to the Berkshire Archdeaconry.