University education saw me leave home thirty years ago to read Geography at the University of Wales, Lampeter. Sidney Sussex College, in the University of Cambridge, then beckoned where I studied for my Post Graduate Certificate in Education and then a move to a teaching post in Salisbury followed. Whilst in Salisbury I was fortunate enough to be able to study for an MA degree in Geography at London University.
During my time in Salisbury a growing sense of vocation led me to begin the process towards ordination. I returned to Cambridge, where I trained at Westcott House. In 2003 I was ordained deacon in Salisbury Cathedral and ordained priest the following year. My curacy was served in a group of rural parishes in north Dorset and I then served for six years in the Church in Wales. I’m currently serving as Rector of the Bishops Lydeard Benefice in the diocese of Bath and Wells and as Rural Dean of Tone Deanery.
Antonia and I are very much looking forward to moving to Crediton, being with you all and becoming part of the local community. I am pleased too that there will be plenty of parking at the Rectory for my 1954 Little Grey Fergie tractor!
With prayers and blessings and best wishes