The Six

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A new curate

Simeon and familyWe are  pleased to welcome a new Curate to The Six this summer.

Simeon Nevell, together with his wife Charlie and young son Nathan, will be joining us at the end of June. They will live in the Upchurch Vicarage.

They are in their early 30s and are both originally from the Ashford area.  Simeon is currently completing his training in Durham and will be with us for up to three years of post-ordination training in preparation for taking on his own incumbency in due course.

The Six benefice is seen by the Diocese as a good training setting given the varied contexts across the different communities. He comes to us not as ‘an extra pair of hands’ but to learn, to be equipped and to be encouraged as he develops in ministry during his time with us.

We look forward to welcoming them in our midst and making them feel at home. He will be ordained in Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday 29th June at 11am. I hope many of you will be able to make the journey as part of that welcome.

Simeon writes: Charlie and I have been together since we were 17. We both went to university in York where I studied biology and Charlie studied history. I went on to become primary school teacher and Charlie taught secondary history.

I then became an apple and pear farmer for a brief while, before studying for ordination at Cranmer hall in Durham. We were blessed to have our first child Nathan in the summer last year and are looking forward to becoming part of your community.”