Before ordination I taught in the English department at The Ferrers School, Northants, having studied English to Masters level at Leicester and Warwick Universities. I trained for ordination at St John’s College, Nottingham, and served my curacy in Peterborough before moving to Cumbria in 2002 as Team Vicar in the Cartmel Peninsula. Whilst in Peterborough I tutored for the diocesan Reader training scheme and have been an honorary tutor for LCTP from 2002 to 2009. I took up the Vice-Principal role in September 2009 and became Acting Principle in September 2014. I divide my time between that and being Officer for IME 4-7 (curate training) for Carlisle Diocese.
My academic interests include literary approaches to the Bible, postmodern hermeneutics and the ethics of interpretation, and I am also pursuing an interest in Anglo-Saxon spirituality.
In my spare time I enjoy wargaming and military history, watching and reading science fiction and fantasy, and listening to an eclectic mix of music, which ranges from medieval polyphony to Goth metal.
St George’s Vicarage
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