The Right Reverend Hugh Nelson

Bishop of St Germans

"Community life in all its fullness;

L’Arche, church and everyday faith"

Hugh is Bishop of St Germans in the Diocese of Truro, which covers the masterpiece of God’s creation that is Cornwall.


He is married to Lizzie, who works for an international peace building organisation, and they have four children, aged from 14 to 21.


Hugh spent 13 years living and working in L’Arche, Christian communities for people with and without learning disabilities.


Ordained deacon in 2008, he was a parish priest in Kent for eight years before starting as Bishop of St Germans between lockdowns in 2020.


In September 2021 he also became Bishop to the Armed Forces.

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