New Warden

The Trustees of the Pilsdon Community are delighted to announce the appointment of the new Warden for the Community. The Rev’d Nigel Fry is a recent appointment as a Member of Pilsdon with his wife Mary and he has stepped up to the challenge of becoming the eighth Warden of this unique place.

Nigel has served for many years as an Anglican vicar in the Diocese of Peterborough dealing with many of the problems of a challenging and diverse community.  On his retirement, he felt the call of Pilsdon, having visited on several occasions, and he and Mary joined as Members in July.

Nigel’s appointment is enabling the Rev’d Sue Langdon to leave at the end of October, a little earlier than originally planned.  During her four years as Warden, Sue and her fellow Members steered Pilsdon through Covid in a most exemplary way, isolating the Community for many months to protect themselves and the guests, some of whom were very vulnerable. She encouraged the Trustees to take the step of investing in new bespoke sustainable and attractive accommodation for Members, supported by generous donations from legacies and charitable organisations.  She will be handing over a place of deep spiritual commitment for the well being of the guests, but also with a firm financial and administrative base for the future.