Fr Williams is a priest of the Archdiocese of Cardiff. As a native of Cardiff itself (hailing from Blessed Sacrament parish, Rumney), he gained a BEng (hons) in Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering at Bristol UWE before going onto work 10 years in that industry as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer. During that time, he gained an MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Technology from Portsmouth University, where he was co-founder and president of the current CathSoc, as well as being a founding member of CaSSU (Catholic Societies of Southern Universities). He studied for the priesthood at St Mary’s College, Oscott seminary, for six years, gaining a BA(hons) in Fundamental Catholic Theology (awarded by Birmingham University) and a Pontifical STB degree from KU Leuven.
Fr Nicholas is particularly interested in history (largely Church history, ancient Roman & Medieval) and philosophy, enjoys a pint of real ale (particularly Brains Rev James) and likes to dabble in art & DIY in his spare time.