Rev’d Sissons passes the robe in final Celebration Chapel
July 2, 2021

Rev’d Nick Sissons passed the robe to the Rev’d Dr. Rob Beamish during his final Rydal Penrhos Celebration Chapel of the academic year.

One thing that’s really helped keep spirits up over the academic year at Rydal Penrhos is the virtual chapels and assemblies organised by the school. Despite restrictions meaning these events weren’t permitted to take place in person, the Reverend Nick Sissons and other staff members ensured stability and some semblance of normality in uncertain times by producing content to view online.

This is yet further proof of Rydal Penrhos going above and beyond the call of duty for its pupils, which has been especially evident over the last 16 months and something that’s benefit the entire school community enormously.

Rev’d Sissons is in the final few days of his time at the school after an incredible 12 years. He has now decided it is the right time to make a return to the Church Ministry, giving himself a sufficient period in which to engage with a worshipping community.

The popular and much-respected figure will become the new Superintendent Minister for the Bangor and Holyhead circuit and join the chaplaincy team at Bangor University and leaves with the school’s best wishes at heart.

In his final Celebration Chapel on Friday 2 July, Rev’d Sissons passed the torch – or the robe in this case – to the Reverend Dr Rob Beamish, who be assuming the role of Chaplain from September 2021.

Rev’d Dr Beamish was educated at St John’s College Southsea before being awarded an MA in Theology and Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He also has a PhD in Theology from King’s College London and is also a qualified teacher.

To conclude his final Friday chapel, Rev’d Sissons stated he thoroughly enjoyed his time at the school. This is a place where his sons Jack and Will were educated and where the outgoing Chaplain made many memories, even coming through the Graduate Teaching Programme at Bangor University to gain his Qualified Teacher Status.

On behalf of everybody at the school, we would like to thank Rev’d Sissons for his exceptional commitment. We wish him the very best of luck in his new role and he will always be a member of the Rydal Penrhos family after such an outstanding contribution over the years.


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