About Fr. Nigel

          Fr. Nigel W.D. Mumford is the founder of “By His Wounds, Inc” a Christian healing ministry based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. For a full biography and current information on By His Wounds please visit,  www.byhiswoundsministry.org

“By His Wounds” is committed to coming alongside the church to help those in need of healing.

He is the former director of the Healing Ministry at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich, New York, with the Episcopal Diocese of Albany.

Fr. Nigel was born and educated in England.  He served for six and a half years in Her Majesty’s Royal Marine Commandos; his last two years as a Marine were spent as a drill instructor at the Commando Training School. In 1980, he came to America and set up a picture framing business in Connecticut. 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 Dystonia, a severe 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 Fr. Nigel’s life.

           Fr. Nigel started the Healing Ministry at Christ the King in 2005.  

          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; he then was given a tracheotomy.   After six weeks in Intensive Care and three weeks at a rehabilitation facility, Fr. Nigel was sent home to continue his recovery. His pulmonologist told him: “You were as close to death without dying that I have ever seen.”  Fr. Nigel was the object of a massive prayer effort that spanned the globe;  he and his family give thanks and praise to all the intercessors who lifted him up in prayer, as he is alive and remains serving the Lord because of the efficacy of corporate prayer.  Thank you Jesus! Just over a year later, Fr. Nigel returned to traveling around the world, teaching and preaching the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

          Fr. Nigel has been blessed with inspiration and encouragement from his father, the Reverend David Mumford; his uncle Alec McCowen, CBE. OBE., who is a renowned English actor;  the late Reverend Canon Jim Glennon; Dr. Francis and Judith MacNutt, and the healing of his sister Julie Sheldon. These individuals, individually and corporately, have in their own ways led to the empowerment of Fr. Nigel’s ministry.  He is deeply grateful to them all.

          Outside the ministry, Fr. Nigel enjoys sailing, boating, gardening, writing, public speaking, e-biking, playing the violin, bagpipes, and the clarinet. Fr. Nigel lives with his lovely wife, Lynn, and their adorable little dog in Virginia Beach, Va.


13 Responses to About Fr. Nigel

  1. John Holland says:

    Father Mumford:
    I read your blog “Cancer is a word not a sentence”……Maria Holland is my sister and I wanted to thank you for your prayers and caring during this most joyful times for our family. We are all planning on coming to your service tomorrow at St Ann’s.
    John Holland

  2. Revd.CanonSeth Ndayirukiye says:

    Fr Nigel ,Thank you so much for believing and using that power of Prayer to heal ,care and encourage many people who need deliverance today,I do also believe in the power of prayer and healing ,Jesus is our healer . May the Lord bless you and use you whenever and everywhere needed! Amen;
    Revd.Canon Seth Ndayirukiye ,Anglican Church of Burundi

  3. I was one who prayed in 2009, and am so grateful you live on Earth today. Either way, you would have lived. God is gracious.

  4. anitha says:

    Dear Father Nigel,
    I have 4 year old son with autism. He is moderate to severe level and completely non verbal. I would like you to pray for my son Naren for his healing. Please help us.


  5. Thresia says:

    Hi father…I was reading about your experience with st theresa…can you please pray to st theresa on her feast day so that she may interceed for me..i need tonnes of prayers father …she always gave me the flowers

  6. Joe Vita says:

    Hello Father Nigel. My name is Joe Vita. I am the Scoutmaster of Troop 66 BSA in New Milford, CT. My Eagle Scout candidate David Alvarado and our troop have taken on the job of restoring the Prayer Trail at The Oratory of The Little Way. Please pray for our strength and determination to restore this special place to its original glory. Yours in Christ…Joe Vita

  7. Joey Ann Stagaard says:

    Father Nigel,

    So nice having you at our church. It was an honor having you Ordain me into the healing ministry. I can’t believe how good I felt after hearing you speak. Thank you so much.

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