I guess the easiest way to write an introduction to myself is to divide life into sections, so:
In job terms, I was a vicar for the last 18 years, for the last 6 years in Sheppey, Kent; prior to that 8 years deep in the beautiful Suffolk countryside: Coddenham, Crowfield, Gosbeck, Hemingstone and Stonham Aspal to be precise – before that a curate working near Ashford, Kent.
In family terms, I am married to Georgina (30 years this year!) and we work together in the parish. We have two children – Floss was married this year and now lives with Josh in Buckinghamshire, whilst our boy – Berry – has just begun a course at College.
In leisure terms, I still love working with wood, doing a bit of upholstery, reading, lately I’ve been growing flowers (for Floss’s wedding!) – and the best brewery in the world is still Adnams of Southwold.
In God terms, I became a Christian because of the testimony of a girl I met on a train - we subsequently married and Georgina and I have been following Jesus ever since. This journey has led us all over the country, with some of the most influential years being the five years spent working as Administrator for Through Faith Missions from 1994:- I have subsequently served on many mission teams and been a Trustee for a number of years.
And now Georgina and I find ourselves in a really interesting place – following God outside the safety of the Church of England; buying our own house and looking forward to leading Through Faith Missions.