The Bishop of St Germans took services at St Wenn and
Withiel on Sunday, August 14, 2022.
“For the first time in many years, we have a Bishop preaching at
Withiel,” said Simon Coy, Secretary of St Clement, Withiel. “We extend a very warm welcome to Hugh to Withiel.”
The Revd Hugh Nelson was born in 1972. He studied theology at
Worcester College, Oxford, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA)
degree in 1994. Before starting ministry in the Church of England, he
spent 13 years working at L’Arche London, a charity supporting adults
with learning disabilities. He trained for ordination at Ripon College
Cuddesdon from 2007 to 2009. His appointment to St Germans was
announced in January 2020. He was consecrated in the Chapel of Lambeth
Palace to 15 July 2020. The principal consecrator was Rt Revd Dame Sarah Mullally,
Bishop of London, rather than the Archbishop of Canterbury: this was the
first time a female bishop had led a consecration service in the Church
of England. Since 20 September 2021, he has also been Bishop to the
Forces. Hugh is married to Lizzie and they have four children.