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From Big Brother to ‘y Bod Mawr’: Glyn Wise accepted for Ordained Ministry with the Church in Wales

04 Apr 2022 2 minute read
Glyn Wise on Big Brother (right) and accepted for Ordained Ministry with the Church in Wales (right). Picture by Glyn Wise.

Former Big Brother star Glyn Wise has been accepted to be trained for the ministry by the Church in Wales.

Posting in Welsh and English on his Instagram page he said that he would start in September and in two years be “father Glyn”.

“I’ve done it!” he said. “I’ve been accepted to train for Ordained ministry with the Church in Wales.

“I’d like to thank the Church of England for all it’s support at Camden – St Michaels!

“I’ve really enjoyed giving sermons and bringing the good word to people. In two years time I’ll be Father Glyn – my life will be like a sketch show out of Vicar of Dibley and Father Ted but I’m looking forward to it! So happy!”

Glyn Wise came to the public’s attention on Big Brother 7 in 2006, aged 18, coming in second place in the series.

The now 34-year-old later stood as a Plaid Cymru candidate, presented on BBC Radio Cymru, and became a model.

A spokesperson for the Church in Wales said: “Being accepted to train as a minister is a huge and exciting step in anyone’s life and we are delighted to welcome all our new ordinands who have made that commitment.

“Over the next few years they will be trained and supported by St Padarn’s Institute so that they will be able to serve God and the community and live out what is a very full and rewarding vocation.”


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Richy
Richy
5 months ago

He could get a second job as a Michael Stipe lookalikey! Guess he wont be singing ‘Losing my Religion’ though!

Richard
Richard
5 months ago

Da iawn Glyn – ymlaen at y cam nesa a pob lwc.

Dave
Dave
5 months ago

Well done Glyn, also I voted for you way back when 😉 Da iawn bach Plaid though really? lol

Tim
Tim
5 months ago

The Welsh Church Act 1914 disestablished the Church of England in Wales on 31 March 1920 and led to the devolved administration running along more secular lines. The Act was a result of campaigning by secularists and nonconformists who objected to Wales having a state sponsored church and to paying tithes to the Church of England. The Act – sponsored by the Liberal party and opposed by the Conservative party – required the use of the Parliament Act to overcome opposition in the House of Lords. The Church in Wales no longer received tithe money, but kept all of the… Read more »

JAD
JAD
5 months ago

Wise he definitely ain’t. An England supporting tory better describes him these days.

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