Vicar: Reverend Canon Peter Brooks

I was born in St Thomas Swansea in 1955 and was educated here as well. I am married to Andrea and have four married grown up children and grandchildren as well which keeps life both 'normal' and 'interesting'

My career was originally in retailing working in management for such companies as H Samuel and Tesco. By the 1990's I found myself working for the Employment Services in the South Wales Valleys assisting long term unemployed back into work or training.

Although as a young boy I attended the family chapel, Fabian's Bay on the east side of Swansea, for many years apart from the usual funerals, christenings and weddings I did not attend anywhere although I would also say that I did in a vague way believe in God.

It was not until my children were little and connected through school to a local church in Birchgrove that my wife and myself began to attend on a regular basis. Here I rediscovered the Bible stories of my childhood but also now discovered a faith I could call my own and a new and developing relationship with Jesus through the reading of the scriptures, prayer and worship.

One thing followed another, I was confirmed to receive Holy Communion as were my family, I served on the church council, became a church Warden and also a little later a Licensed Lay reader..or Lay Preacher, assisting the clergy in the services in Church.

The 'calling' to full time ordained ministry came out of the blue and something I never ever even thought about and for I while I doubted if this could even be true, yet the more I explored the idea and the more other people confirmed this direction for me the more I began to realise that somehow my future lay within serving the church full time.

I was selected for ministry in 1997 and that year entered St Michael's Theological College in Cardiff where we lived as a family for two years whilst I studied and in June 1999 at the ripe age of 44 I was ordained at Brecon Cathedral. I served two years as a curate in Morriston before moving to mid Wales to the town of Rhayader where initially I looked after three churches but within a year took on another five! In total I served the church there for ten years and enjoyed my ministry amongst the hills of Radnorshire.

In 2011 at the guidance of my Bishop I came back to Swansea to serve here in the Parish of Three Cliffs where I have served ever since.

As well as being Vicar of these four beautiful and historic churches that are dotted around Three Cliffs Bay I also serve as Ministry Area Leader for Gower and as Area Dean for a quarter of the Diocese which means I spend some of my time dealing with wider issues such as buildings, mission, finance and personnel, challenging but rewarding.

As I write this I can look back on 18 years of Ordained ministry serving Jesus in the places I have been called to serve and they have been enjoyable and rewarding, working and worshipping with a variety of people, marrying couples, christening little ones and being with people at the more challenging times of life.

Now I also look to the future and encouraged but what I see happening around me and supported my my faith I look to serve this Parish as best I can and all the people whom I meet.

 

Blessings.

Peter.

 

 

Reverend Nigel King

 

Nigel King has lived in Canada, Uganda, Nigeria and Britain. God has been very good to him. About twenty years ago he started to feel that he should give something back. He became a Reader at Pennard Church. He was Stewardship Officer for the Diocese. He was a member of the ‘Implementation Group’ that followed the 2012 Church in Wales review. He chaired the team that organised ‘The Time is Now’ conference. Then, quite wonderfully, he was accepted for ordination as a local minister licensed to the Gower Ministry Area. Nigel is married to Sue. He has two grown-up daughters and three grandchildren.

 

 

Contact:

Rev Canon Peter Brooks

01792 232928 - Email

 

 

 

Rev Nigel King

01792 233124 - Email

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