Richard Pain

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The Right Reverend
Richard Pain
Bishop of Monmouth
Province Wales
Diocese Diocese of Monmouth
Installed 2013
Predecessor Dominic Walker
Other posts Archdeacon of Monmouth (2009–2013)
Ordination 1984
Consecration 2013
Personal details
Birth name Richard Edward Pain
Born (1956-09-21) 21 September 1956 (age 60)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglicanism
Profession Bishop, theologian
Alma mater Bristol University
University of Wales, Cardiff

Richard Edward Pain (born 21 September 1956) is an Anglican bishop. In 2013 he became Bishop of Monmouth.

Early life[edit]

Pain was born on 21 September 1956.[1] He completed degrees at Bristol University and Cardiff University. He trained for ordination at St Michael's College, Llandaff.[2]

Religious career[edit]

Pain served his curacy in Caldicot, Monmouthshire.[3] He was then Curate in Charge then vicar of Cwmtillery and Six Bells before moving to Risca, and finally to Monmouth.[2] He served as Archdeacon of Monmouth from 2008 to 2013.[4]

He was elected Bishop of Monmouth on 23 July 2013.[2] Having accepted the position, he was consecrated on 21 September at Llandaff Cathedral and enthroned at Newport Cathedral on 18 October.[4][5] He is the 10th Bishop of Monmouth.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Pain is married. He and his wife Juliet have had three children together; two sons, Jonathan and Christopher, and a daughter, Amy.[3][6][2] Their daughter died in 2008 from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. She was 22.[7]


  1. ^ "New Bishop of Monmouth". Christian Today. 17 September 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Bishop Richard Pain". The Diocese of Monmouth. The Church in Wales. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "New Bishop of Monmouth is Richard Pain". BBC News. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Brownson, Sophie (23 July 2013). "Archdeacon of Monmouth Richard Pain chosen as next bishop of Monmouth". The South Wales Argus. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Enthronement of the Bishop of Monmouth". Events. Church in Wales. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Harrison, David (26 April 2009). "Anguish of parents whose daughter died after taking overdose of drugs bought online". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Salkeld, Luke (22 April 2009). "Archdeacon's daughter dies after buying prescription drugs over the internet". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 

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Church in Wales titles
Preceded by
Dominic Walker
Bishop of Monmouth