Our RECTOR the Rev. Canon David Bowers


We welcomed David and Judith to our Benefice in July 2016 and we look forward and pray for their ministry with us over the coming years.

David writes: We are both from Salford and we have two grown up children. Judith works as a nurse for the Orders of St John at Athelstan House in Malmesbury and will continue her work there. I studied at Manchester University and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford and worked as a civil servant for three years before ordination training. After ordination I worked in parishes in Manchester, Bolton and Rochdale before moving in 1998 to the Gloucester Diocese, where for ten years I was Associate Director of Ordinands as well as Vicar of a group of parishes near Tewkesbury. Since 2008 I have been Vicar of South Cerney with Cerney Wick, Siddington and Preston.

We enjoy walking, travel, music, cooking and entertaining and we have a special interest in Indian culture and food as we have visited the country several times. I enjoy watching sport, especially rugby and football, and have been a lifelong Manchester United supporter, as well as a more recent follower of rugby at Gloucester.

We are looking forward to being part of your communities and to getting to know all of you as we settle into our new home in Chipping Sodbury.’


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