I was born and bred in Brighton but later moved to the Midlands where I was admitted as a Reader by the then Bishop of Coventry, The Rt. Rev. Cuthbert Bardsley. I joined Christian Aid as the Midlands Regional Supervisor and they in turn sent me to South East Asia on a fact finding mission.
From Christian Aid I became Head of Marketing and Appeals for Age Concern England. Before retirement I worked as Director of Appeals and Marketing for The Mission to Seafarers in London.
I moved to Taunton in June 2012 and received the Bishop of Taunton's licence to officiate in January 2014. I am married to Gillian and we have a daughter and a son both of whom are surgeons. We also have four grandchildren.