The Reverend Ben Cahill-Nicholls

Chief Executive

Ben has been Chief Executive of Clergy Support Trust, the largest and oldest charity supporting Anglican ministers and their families, since 2020.

After studying Music at university, Ben began his career in the civil service, and was an adviser to both the Laming Report and the House of Commons Education Committee. He subsequently held senior posts in the state and independent education sectors, and in corporate philanthropy.

Following three years’ formation at St Augustine’s College, he was ordained in 2021, and serves as a non-stipendiary parish priest in the Diocese of Guildford, alongside his ministry with the Trust.

Ben has held a number of trustee roles, including as founder-chair of the youth theatre charity RicNic, is a Fellow of the Westminster Abbey Institute, and has been a governor of two Church of England schools. He lives with his wife, son, daughter and two cats in Surrey.

Staff Team


The Reverend Ben Cahill-Nicholls Square