Nigel Cahill: Notification of Deposition from Holy Orders
Following a hearing which took place on 5 August 2021, the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Church in Wales ordered that the Reverend Nigel Cahill, formerly Rector in the Rectorial Benefice of Aberavon, be deposed from Holy Orders and expelled from the office of Cleric in the Church in Wales. The Tribunal found a charge of ‘conduct giving just cause for scandal or offence’ proved, following his conviction for two offences of making indecent images of children contrary to the Protection of Children Act 1978.
11th August 2021 JMH Powell QC President, Church in Wales Disciplinary Tribunal
Read the full statement on the Church in Wales website.
Bishop June wrote to all clergy to inform them of the decision
I write to tell you that I have recently signed a deed of deposition from Holy Orders with respect of Nigel Cahill.
You will know that in March of this year Nigel appeared in the Crown Court where he pleaded guilty and was convicted of making indecent images of children contrary to the Protection of Children Act 1978.
Following the court proceedings Nigel faced a Disciplinary Tribunal of the Church in Wales where he was found guilty of conduct giving just cause for scandal or offence.
In the light of the exceptional seriousness of his conduct the Tribunal found that Nigel should be deposed from Holy Orders and expelled from the office of a Cleric of the Church in Wales in accordance with the relevant section of the Constitution.
I commend to your prayers all who have been affected by these circumstances, not least the benefice of Aberavon and victims of abuse.