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.
Work: I’m ordained in the Church of England and I have something called Permission to Officiate in the Chelmsford Diocese. This means that I’m self-supporting, I don’t draw a stipend (wage). I spend about half my time with St John the Baptist, Great Clacton, and the rest on Understand the Bible. (Neither of these are paid positions – I’m supported through the generosity of people who give. If you’d like to support me, details are on the support page).
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 – 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 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 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.
Everything written on this blog, or posted on my YouTube channel, is entirely my own opinion and not representative of the Church of England, the Diocese of Chelmsford, the parish of Great Clacton, or anyone other than myself.
I appreciate I often talk about subjects which are somewhat contentious in society. I do not wish any blog post or podcast to come across as being the last word on the subject, I appreciate I am not always right. Therefore, I welcome (polite) disagreement either here on my blog or in YouTube comments, or privately by email.