Welcoming the next Bishop of St Germans

Reverend Hugh Nelson, Dean Roger and the Bishop of Truro standing in front of the high altar inside Truro Cathedral

Truro Cathedral extends a warm Cornish welcome to the Revd Hugh Nelson, now formally bishop-designate of St Germans. Following the Downing Street announcement in January, Hugh visited the cathedral where he met with Dean Roger, cathedral clergy, staff and volunteers. Hugh is currently the parish priest of St Mary’s, Goudhurst and Christ Church, Kilndown (known as GK Church), in Canterbury Diocese.

Prior to his ordination in 2009, Hugh was Director of L’Arche London, a Christian community in which people with and without learning disabilities live together and support one another.

Dean Roger said, “It was a pleasure to meet Hugh, to welcome him to the cathedral and enable him to meet one or two of our people here. He struck up an immediate rapport with everyone he met and I am sure that he will contribute significantly to Bishop Philip’s vision for the diocese. We pray for Hugh and his family over the next few months as they say goodbye to old friends and prepare for their new life here in Cornwall.”

Hugh and his family will move to live in the Diocese of Truro in April. He will be consecrated as a bishop in June, after which he will be formally welcomed to the diocese and will take up his seat in the cathedral.
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