About

Hi. People look at the “about” page of a website for all sorts of reasons. Here is some information about me which will help you to understand who I am and where I’m coming from.

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 (graduating in 2004) and then spent 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 here introducing it.

Me on the Internet

Inspired by a friend of mine, I thought I would post up a list of where you can find me on the internet:

  • Twitter – I post on Twitter a lot less than I used to, but I still retweet interesting articles and put up the occasional tweet on various topics. I do read it frequently though.
  • I have a Facebook Profile which I don’t update very often. My “Public” profile where I post videos etc is here.
  • I use Instagram – I post from time to time and enjoy browsing / sharing photos. (You can see some of my photos on RedBubble. Sadly my Flickr account is now defunct so you can’t access all my old photos.)
  • A variety of my sermons and videos are online (there is also a podcast).

If you’d like to keep up to date with videos, you can subscribe to the mailing list – which is probably the most reliable way of making sure you get updated. (Facebook and YouTube aren’t always that great!)

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