The Rev’d David Higgon – Assistant Priest
I was born into a coal mining community west of Swansea to an English-speaking father and a Welsh speaking mother. Baptised in a Welsh Calvinist chapel, I later joined the Church in Wales. Most of my working life was spent in the coal mining and power generation industries. I was ordained twenty years ago this year at Derby Cathedral as a non-stipendiary minister while remaining in secular employment, working at that time for a power generation company. I eventually left industry behind me and worked for many years as a prison chaplain, first as a volunteer and then as both a part time and a full-time chaplain. I have been married to my wife Carol for 38 years and have seven children and five grandchildren.
I have studied political theory, government, strategic procurement management, theology and more lately the Gaelic language and its history and culture. I sing (but not very well) with Coisir Gàidhig An Iar Thuath, the North West Gaelic choir based in Ullapool. I enjoy football (Nottingham Forest and Ross County) but my deep concern is about the environment and our care for God’s creation both practically and theologically.