Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal gets first chaplain

CANAL: Bishop Pain with Chaplain of the canal Revd John Collier

CANAL: Bishop Pain with Chaplain of the canal Revd John Collier

First published in News

FOR THE first time in history, the Monmouthshire Brecon Canal has been given its own chaplain.

The Reverend John Collier, curate-in-charge of the Parish of Mamhilad, was licensed as chaplain to the Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canals Trust by the Bishop of Monmouth, Rt Revd Richard Pain.

The licence was given at a service of thanksgiving for the work of the trust in Mamhilad Church on February 22.

“The canal has been such an important part of communities along its route, and I am keen that the trust will be enabled to bring back this importance,” said Mr Collier.

“I see the co-operation between the trust and the church to this end to be important, and I am very pleased to accept the role of chaplain to strengthen the bond between us, and to show that our church is an active part of the community in which we live and worship.”

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10:44pm Mon 3 Mar 14

cantbelieveitsnotbetter says...

about time too
about time too cantbelieveitsnotbetter
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10:35am Tue 4 Mar 14

varteg1 says...

What a load of fantasy crap.

The religious know they are gurgling down the plug hole so are clutching at any opportunity to keep afloat.

More fool the Argus fro wasting paper ink, reporters time, and expenses, printing such nonsense.

Had it been on April 1st maybe I could see what was being delivered.
What a load of fantasy crap. The religious know they are gurgling down the plug hole so are clutching at any opportunity to keep afloat. More fool the Argus fro wasting paper ink, reporters time, and expenses, printing such nonsense. Had it been on April 1st maybe I could see what was being delivered. varteg1
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