Richard Pain was elected Bishop of Monmouth on 23rd July 2013 having served as Archdeacon of Monmouth for the past five years. He has served in the diocese for nearly 30 years – as Vicar in Monmouth for 10 years and also Vicar in Risca, Six Bells and Cwmtillery, and as a curate in Caldicot.
Richard graduated from Bristol University and University of Wales, Cardiff, and trained for ministry at St Michael’s College, Llandaff. He has held a number of diocesan and provincial appointments with a particular interest in ministry – the selection and training of clergy and other church leaders. He has been Warden of Ordinands for Monmouth Diocese, Chairman of the Provincial Selection Board and a member of the Church’s Governing Body.
Richard is married to Julie and the couple have two grown-up sons, Jonathan and Christopher. A keen amateur photographer, Richard also plays the classical guitar.