About

Hi. If you’re reading this page you’re probably wanting to find out a bit more about who I am and where I’m coming from. I hope this page will give you the information that you need. In fact, because I like to over-share (this is the Internet, after all) probably more than you need.

Personal Info

Work: I’m an ordained minister based at St John the Baptist, Great Clacton. Before being ordained, I trained for three years at Oak Hill Theological College in North London.

Before becoming ordained, I was a software developer – I studied Computer Science at the University of Essex and then spent seven years of my working life up until August 2011 working in a variety of different companies on a variety of different projects.

Personal: I have been married since 2006 to Philippa (or Phil for short. Yes, we do have the same name). We now have two beautiful daughters, Lydia (born 2013) and Zoe (born 2017) – they keep us busy but it is all worthwhile.

Hobbies: I enjoy music in a variety of forms depending on my mood – I love listening to it as I’m out and about. I also enjoy trying to create music (piano / guitar / drums) – I’m not very good at any of them but I enjoy it, and as long as I have a reasonably sound-proof room everybody’s happy… I used to be into DJing and recently took it back up again by starting a podcast.

I enjoy taking photos, although I haven’t had much of a chance to do much photography since my daughters have been around. (Well, most of the photos I now take are of them, which is probably not very interesting to anyone else!) I have recently started vlogging – see below.

I also like… films (mainly silly comedy films such as ‘This is Spinal Tap’, ‘Dogma’, ‘Airplane’ etc) and TV (e.g. ‘Spaced’, ‘Green Wing’, ‘Black Books’ etc), books (Christian books, as you can imagine, but also books by Max Barry, Scott Adams, Douglas Adams etc), and … that’s more info than you could possibly want to know about me.

Friend Zone

I started up another website called Friend Zone in March 2018. See my blog post introducing it.

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