We were delighted to welcome our second Alban intern, Ewan Davies on Sunday 22 October 2023. Ewan was commissioned at our 9.30am Parish Eucharist service.

Fr Will caught up with Ewan to find out about him and what he is looking forward to in the year ahead as in intern at St Albans Cathedral.

Ewan, we’re delighted to welcome you as our new intern to join Hollie. Could you tell us a bit about yourself?

I am Ewan, I am 24 years old and I come from Swansea. I have one younger sister, I’ve just completed an MPhil in Theology at Cardiff University and through the current process of discernment that I am undertaking, I hope to be ordained.

What are you looking forward to about being at St Albans Cathedral?

It seems such a busy place with so many services and events happening day by day and I’m looking forward to getting involved with the wide variety of the activities and opportunities on offer here. It clearly is a Cathedral for all and I love the fact there is such a variety of people who come here for all sorts of reasons.

What sort of music do you like?

It may come as a surprise when you hear my soft Welsh accent but I’m really into Heavy Metal music. Not the dark and sinister stuff but progressive metal that is loud. My favourite band is called Caligula’s Horse from Australia.

And your favourite film?

The Passion of the Christ (a good choice to watch during Lent and especially Passiontide) and, if not that then Braveheart. So, I’m a bit of a Mel Gibson fan it has to be said!

What is your favourite part of the Bible?

I love the Epistle to the Hebrews for the way that it describes who Jesus is. And I also really like the part in John’s Gospel chapter 21 when three times Jesus asks, ‘Simon Peter, do you love me?’ It is as if Jesus is wiping out the deficit from Peter’s three denials and rehabilitating him and commissioning him for the ministry that lies ahead.

What is your favourite food?

I’ve been a vegetarian since I was a teenager so it has to be a good pasta bake and lots of garlic bread.

Do you have a claim to fame?

I don’t really have a claim to fame but I did get to meet Rowan Williams when he came to my university three years ago and even managed to have a brief conversation with him which was great.