The Bishop of Exeter, Patron and Parish Representatives are
delighted to announce that, subject to the completion of the
statutory formalities, an offer of the post of Rector in the West
Dartmoor Mission Community has been made to Reverend
Andrew Nigel Thomas who is currently Rector in the Benefice
of Dulverton, Brushford, Brompton Regis with Withiel Florey,
Upton and Skilgate, and that offer has been accepted.
I was brought up and schooled in Surrey. Following a career as a nurse in paediatric cardio thoracic medicine, I attended theological college at Westcott House, Cambridge. Made Deacon in 2010 I served my curacy at Cookham, Berkshire. Following my curacy I took up a post as a Royal Naval Chaplain, attending basic officer training at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. In 2014, I became the Rector of five rural parishes on Exmoor in Somerset, where I built a ministry team, seeing three candidates through Reader training, and two candidates through the Bishops’ Advisory Panel selection process for ordained ministry. If all this didn’t keep me busy enough, I am also a retained Firefighter with the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service. My partner Mark and I, share the custody of a Dachshund called Monty, and Lola, a grumpy elderly cat. I’m delighted to have been appointed the next Rector of the West Dartmoor Mission Community. Mark and I are very much looking forward to returning to West Devon, a part of the country we know well.
His licensing by the Bishop of Exeter will be at St Paul’s
Church, Yelverton on Tuesday 31 st March 2020 at 7pm.