|Bishop of Monmouth|
|Diocese||Diocese of Monmouth|
|Other posts||Archdeacon of Monmouth (2009–2013)|
|Birth name||Richard Edward Pain|
|Born||21 September 1956|
|Alma mater||Bristol University
University of Wales, Cardiff
Pain served his curacy in Caldicot, Monmouthshire. He was then Curate in Charge then vicar of Cwmtillery and Six Bells before moving to Risca, and finally to Monmouth. He served as Archdeacon of Monmouth from 2008 to 2013.
He was elected Bishop of Monmouth on 23 July 2013. Having accepted the position, he was consecrated on 21 September at Llandaff Cathedral and enthroned at Newport Cathedral on 18 October. He is the 10th Bishop of Monmouth.
Pain is married. He and his wife Juliet have had three children together; two sons, Jonathan and Christopher, and a daughter, Amy. Their daughter died in 2008 from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. She was 22.
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