I was born in St Albans and parents moved to Ipswich when I was seven years where I did most of my schooling before reading Music at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, followed by a post-graduate year training to be a teacher. After three years of teaching I went to train for the priesthood in the Church of England, and was ordained in 1985 to a curacy in Stock-on-Tees. I then served for sixteen years in the Diocese of St Albans, mostly in parish ministry, before becoming the Canon Treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral in 2004, and Dean of Ely in 2012. Throughout my ministry I have been concerned for issues around social justice and inclusion. I have also been pleased to promote art and music within the Cathedrals I have worked in, and have always sought to make these glorious places accessible to as many people as possible.
In my spare time I am a keen golfer and cook. I am married to Katy, a primary school headteacher and we have two grown up daughters.