Ramadan fast for deacon to be


Ramadan fast for deacon to be


George Conger

A Church in Wales deacon has spent the day prior to her ordination fasting at a mosque. A Diocese of Bangor press release reports Sara Roberts spent Saturday 17 June 2017 “fasting with her Muslim colleagues and friends in their holy season of Ramadan.” At the end of the day Ms Roberts joined an Iftar meal at the Bangor Islamic Centre to mark the end of the daytime fast during Ramadan.

“There are many reasons why I am doing this,” Ms. Roberts said. “[T]o show solidarity to our Muslim neighbours, to share in this powerful testament to faith, to contemplate my approaching ordination and what it means and to explore more deeply the relationship between food, prayer and connection to the Divine.”

Ms. Roberts will serve as curate upon ordination at the Bro Enlli Ministry Area, which serves Pwllheli, Llanbedrog, and Aberdaron. She is also a member of the diocese’s LBGT+ Chaplaincy for people who consider themselves to be members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex and Asexual community.