Canon Nigel Walker
After leaving school Nigel went and worked in the City for six years but the time was interrupted by National Service (NS) in the RN. The call to the pastorate came during NS while engaged in some pastoral work with one particular person as well as helping to lead the CU at Yeovilton in Somerset. Training for the ministry began in 1963. Nigel saw it as a comprehensive opportunity not only for study but also to travel, which he did, gaining experience in North America and East Africa. On leaving college (1966) hr went back to Uganda to run a leprosy hospital for a year as CMS needed a manager there. This delayed Ordination by a year but it worked out well. Following Ordination in 1967 he went to serve a curacy in St Jude Southsea before going out to Durban (married during that time) in South Africa. They then came back to Abingdon, Oxon, Wirral (Merseyside) and finally serving as the Anglican Chaplain in Brussels and Chaplain to the British Ambassador there. This was a very wide ranging ministry involved as he was with the English speaking embassies, the European Union in some measure as well as being Chancellor and Senior Chaplain at the Pro Cathedral itself. Nigel retired in 2005 but, like most clergy,’retyred’ and continues ministry right up to the present! He is married to Mary and they have three grown up children and six (nearly seven!) grandchildren.
(Source : Prayer Eleven)