I am a priest in the Church of England currently serving as Rector of the Parish of All Saints Wokingham in Berkshire, England. I’m an Honorary Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.
This blog reflects some of my thoughts, reflections and experiences in my daily life; and is a place online for information on the issues I care about. You will also find some of my sermons , speeches and other written material.
Previously I have served as Area Dean of Sonning Deanery (the deanery which includes Wokingham); chaplain to industry and commerce in the town of Harlow, Essex, England; and as a university/college chaplain to the Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough College of Art and Loughborough FE College in Leicestershire, England.
I grew up in the town of Pudsey near Leeds in Yorkshire, England. I went to school at Bradford Grammar School and took a degree in Geography at Cambridge University as a member of Fitzwilliam College.
Prior to training for the priesthood I worked in a rural secondary school in central Kenya for two years as a form teacher and teaching English, literature in English, geography and religious education.
My theological education was at Nottingham University where I received a Masters in Social and Pastoral Theology and was trained for ordination into the Church of England as a member of St John’s College, Nottingham.
I have a City & Guilds qualification in adult and further education.
I am active as a work consultant for the Diocese of Oxford, providing one-to-one consultancy for a small number of clergy colleagues to assist their personal and professional development in their particular roles.
I am one of the mediators appointed by the Diocese of Oxford to act when conciliation/mediation is required between clergy in situations of conflicted working relationships.
I’m married to Lorraine. We have a son and two daughters all now living and working in other parts of the country. We have four grandsons.