The Rev. Nigel Mumford, Director of Healing Ministries
Fr. Mumford was born and educated in England. He served for six and a half years in Her Majesty's Royal Marine Commandos and continued his education while in the armed forces. His last two years as a Marine were spent as a drill instructor at the Commando Training School (CTCRM).
In 1980, he came to America and set up the Mumford Company Inc, a picture framing business in Wilton and Bethel, Connecticut, which he owned and operated for thirteen years. In 1995 he sold his business and has since dedicated his life to the ministry of healing.
His conviction to pray for healing came in 1989 when his sister Julie Sheldon, a ballet dancer with the Royal Ballet in London, was healed by God through the late Canon Jim Glennon. This was a very dramatic healing from a disease called Dystonia, a neurological condition that curled her up into a fetal position and left her very close to death. Being a witness to her healing has had a profound effect on his life.
Fr. Mumford graduated from Episcopal Training, "The Ministry Exploration and Education Program" (MEEP) in June, 1995, as a lay minister. He was formally installed as the director of the Oratory by the Episcopal Bishop of Connecticut in 1997. He was ordained an in 2005 with the Episcopal diocese of Albany by The Rt. Rev. Daniel Herzog.
Fr. Mumford is a published author:
Hand to Hand From Combat to Healing (Church Publishing Inc)
The Forgotten Touch (Seabury Press).
From The Oratory Press: After the Trauma the Battle Begins/ Post Trauma Healing. a book on PTSDHeartfelt Prayers For Healing, Thirty One Day Devotional, The Practice of Soaking Prayer, & A Presciption for Healing. Plus; CD’s Relaxation & Healing Prayer, The Essence of Soaking Prayer, & Only in Silence: music CD, (Fr. Nigel playing his violin in the spirit). Also available: A 3-CD set of Hand to Hand (Book on CD, read by the author)
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Nigel regularly contributes articles to the quarterly Sharing Magazine (OSL). The ministry has been written up by the New York Times and two stories of healing have been published in Guideposts Magazine, (Dec 2000 and Feb 2006).
In 2008, A new program was created at the Healing Ministry, called “The Welcome Home Initiative” led by Fr. Nigel, and two other retired military men, Bishop David Bena, and Lt Col. Noel Dawes. This program ministers to the men, women & families of our Armed Forces from all wars, who have served in combat. This program provides healing ministry for PTSD and as a resource for health and healing.
In December of 2008, Fr. Mumford had the honor, to share about The Welcome Home Initiative Program, to Army Chaplains and with General Douglas Carver at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. In September 2009 in the UK, Fr. Nigel had the privilege to speak with General, the Lord Richard Dannet GCB, CBE,MC,DL (Chief of the General Staff, British Army 2006-2009) who was interested about the veterans program.
Fr. Mumford continues to share the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, thoughout the United States. He has been blessed to speak in the UK, Canada, Belfast Ireland, and Sweden. Fr. Nigel had the priviledge to teach at Seminaries: Yale, New Haven, CT, Trinity Seminary, Ambridge, PA, Nashotah House Seminary, WI, Gordon College, Wenham, MA and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, England . He continues to teach as an adjunct professor at Trinity Seminary in Ambrige, PA.
Nigel is a circuit speaker for the International Order of St. Luke. He has been the keynote speaker for the American National OSL. ACTS/ Associations of Christian Therapists. Fr. Mumford has spoken at the Universities of Cornell, NY. Hobart and William Smith, NY, Hamilton College, NY and Gordon Collage, MA.
Fr.Nigel Mumford is on the National Advisory Board of Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville Florida, (Dr. Francis and Judith MacNutt). He is a member of The Association of Christian Healing Centers in the UK, and has been affiliated with Burrswood, a Christian Hospital in Kent, England. Fr. Mumford is a chaplain and Vice President for the North American International Order of St. Luke. He is also the chaplain for the Fraternal order of Police in Albany (FOP)
He is a Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary International and a recipient of The Wittnauer Humanitarian award NY City, 1995.
Fr. Nigel received, inspiration and encouragement from his father the Reverend David Mumford, his uncle Alec McCowen, CBE. OBE., a renowned English actor, the late Reverend Canon Jim Glennon, Dr. Francis and Judith MacNutt, and the healing of his sister Julie Sheldon all led to the empowerment of Fr. Nigel's ministry. He is deeply grateful to them.
In October 2009, Fr. Nigel was hospitalized with H1N1, pneumonia and secondary pneumonia and was near death. He was in a chemical induced coma for 19 days, after being put on a ventilator. 6 weeks in ICU and 3 weeks at a Rehab facility, Fr. Nigel was sent home on Dec. 23, 2009. The pulmonologist told him; “you were as close to death without dying that he has seen”. Fr. Nigel gives thanks and praise to all the intercessors who lifted him up in prayer, he is alive because of prayer. Thank you Jesus!
Outside the ministry, Fr. Mumford enjoys sailing, boating, gardening, writing, public speaking, e-biking, playing the violin. Fr. Mumford lives with his wife Lynn in Greenwich, near Saratoga Springs, NY.
To schedule Fr. Nigel to lead a Conference at your church or venue please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Also visit www.nigelmumford.com