Vicar of Colwyn,
Betws yn Rhos
& Rector of Llanelian
Rev'd Canon D Quentin Bellamy
MA BMus (Wales) Cert Theol [Oxon]
Cursal Canon of St Asaph Cathedral
and Lead Canon to
The Friends of St Asaph Cathedral
Telephone 01492 209311
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Mrs Julia Greig
Mr David Kay
Clerk to the Vestry
& Secretary to the Church Committee
About Our Vicar
Our Vicar is from Colwyn Bay. He holds degrees in both Music and Religious Studies from the University of Wales, together with the Oxford Certificate in Theology.
In 1985 he was appointed Organist & Choirmaster at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Llandudno where he was encouraged by the Rector at the time, The Rev'd Canon Derek Richards, to explore a vocation to the Sacred Priesthood. He was accepted for training for ministry at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Oxford. In the course of his training he spent time on Sheffield's huge Manor Estate, and in his third year he was selected by the college to undertake a year of exchange study at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California. During that time he experienced a 7.1 earthquake (17 October 1989 at 5.04pm - the "Loma-Prieta"); joined members of the North Californian Theatre Organ Society who were building a giant Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ at the High School Theatre; and he also met his wife-to-be, Kate, who is now the Vicar of Abergele & Rector of St George. He was made Deacon at St Asaph Cathedral in 1990, and in 1991 he was ordained Priest. He served his title as Curate of Rhyl from 1990-94 with the Rev'd Canon Herbert Lloyd, who later retired to Prestatyn, and who remained a firm friend until he died in July 2010.
Following four years in Rhyl, he was inducted as the sixth Vicar of Llay. The years at Llay were happy, busy and filled with many adventures in ministry. In 1998, a parish exchange was made with Rev'd Chuck Stacy of St Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, Los Olivos, California, and in 2001, both the Vicar and Kate were sent by the Church in Wales to the Diocese of Pretoria in South Africa, where for six months he was Interim Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Rustenburg. From 2004 until 2015, Canon Quentin was Vicar of Prestatyn.
On 18 May 2015 he was Instituted and Inducted Vicar of Colwyn and Rector of Llanelian, and on 8 May 2018 he took on pastoral responsibility for St Michael's Church in Betws yn Rhos.
Canon Quentin is unashamedly an avid organ enthusiast, and still loves to play whenever the opportunity arises. He also enjoys listening to his organ CDs. He also enjoys computers and surfing the Internet, and cooking feasts with Kate, his wife!
In January 2014, the Bishop of St Asaph appointed him to be a Cursal Canon of St Asaph Cathedral, and following his Installation to the Stall of Galfridi Ruthin on 23 March 2014 he took the role of Lead Canon and Executive Vice-Chairman to the Friends of St Asaph Cathedral.