New curates announced for diocese
Bishop cherry is pleased to announce three new curates for the diocese.
Andrew Nelmes will be serving his curacy with The Reverend Canon Mark Owen in the Upper Islwyn Ministry Area; Karin Pardoe will be serving her curacy with The Reverend Frieda Evans in the Cwmbran Ministry Area and Mandy East will be serving her curacy with The Reverend Canon Jeremy Harris in the Magor Ministry Area.
Hi, I'm Andrew Nelmes. I have been married to Rachel for 31 years and have one son. We currently live in the village of Elliots town, New Tredegar, having moved there in 2015 to be part of the parish and seek to live a ‘simple lifestyle’. In September 2019, I finished work at a local factory to complete my master’s dissertation and continue to take the opportunities that God and the church gave me. This has been a long journey, as I initially felt called to ministry way back in 1997!
I enjoy walking our dog Flynt, and relaxing at home watching YouTube discussions on theology, reading and pondering the ‘big questions’ of life, as well as listening to Ska and Northern Soul music.