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New appointment for Islwyn Ministry Area

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Welcome to Revd Nicholas Gill who has been appointed as Vicar designate of the newly formed Islwyn Ministry Area.Excited to begin the next chapter in their lives, Revd Nicholas will be joined by his wife and daughters when he takes up the post later in the Spring.The Right Revd Cherry Vann, Bishop of Monmouth, says, “I am delighted that the Revd Nicholas Gill has accepted the post of Vicar in the newly emerging Islwyn Ministry Area.“Nicholas comes to us from Llandaff Diocese where he has served his curacy and will be living in Risca with his young family."He will bring a freshness of perspective along with energy and gifting that will compliment well those in the ministry team already faithfully serving the churches in Upper and Lower Islwyn.”Born and raised in rural Shropshire, Revd Nicholas has lived in Wales since the age of 19 and has been ministering in the Rectorial Benefice of Whitchurch, North Cardiff for the last three years.Describing himself as a ‘cradle Anglican’, the Church and his faith in the risen and ascended Christ have always played a central role in his life.Nicholas says, “I truly feel called to minister in the newly formed ministry area of Islwyn and to return to a more rural setting. I look forward to ministering among the people of this area and seeing where God will lead us in this part of his kingdom. I hope that one day soon, when we are allowed to again, I can enjoy a coffee or even a pint with the people I have been invited to serve in the name of Jesus Christ.”Biography:Revd Nicholas Gill studied Theology at University of Wales Lampeter. It was during this time that his vocation to priestly ministry first emerged. A calling that took years to mature and be realised.He is married to Georgina and has four daughters, Aimie, Philippa, Hollie and Edith.The family moved to Cardiff in 2015 where Revd Nicholas began training at what was then St Michaels theological college. He completed his training at St Padarns institute.

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