I have been Vicar at St Mary’s, Ealing since 1998. It is an exciting, challenging and fulfilling ministry, seeking to share the grace of God within the diverse, vibrant and growing Christian community of St Mary’s and beyond. My particular prayer for St Mary’s is that each person will discover their God-given potential and calling, and be equipped to live out that calling in their lives to the glory of God.
I grew up in Hampton, Middlesex, studied physics at Bath University and taught physics at Wellsway School, Keynsham, for four years. I was ordained at Wells Cathedral in 1989 after training in Bristol. My special interests are mountain walking, sailing, cricket, sustainable living and natural history. I am married to Jennie and have four grown up sons: Jono, Dan, Matt and Luke.
In my teens I went the maths and science route at school and moved away from any faith or belief in God. But science does not offer answers to the deepest questions of life, for example ‘Why am I here?’ or ‘What is the purpose for our lives?’ In seeking answers to these questions I found a personal faith in Jesus Christ while studying in Bath. Trusting in Jesus Christ has proved, from the first, both life enhancing and life changing.