me and hermione
with Hermione

I am married to Kelly and we have seven children (!): Jacob, Jonah, Eloise, Ezra, Persephone, Hermione and Athena. I am the vicar of two rural parishes (Bransgore with Thorney Hill and Hinton Admiral) in the New Forest, Hampshire, England. I’ve got the best job in the world, telling people about Jesus Christ and seeing him change their lives. I’m really interested in everything to do with the study of the New Testament and biblical hermeneutics and I try to continue the research and teaching that started with my DPhil at Oxford in 2009.

I’ve got my fingers in too many pies. I’m on the Church of England General Synod (https://www.churchofengland.org/about-us/structure/general-synod.aspx), the Latimer Trust Theology Work Group (http://latimertrust.org/) and the LLM Steering Group for the Winchester Diocese School of Mission (http://www.winchester.anglican.org/resources/school-of-mission/). I help out at Moorlands College (http://www.moorlands.ac.uk/), I run a Christian Summer Holiday for tweenagers (http://www.romsey4.moonfruit.com/) and I’m a trustee of a fabulous local primary school (http://www.bransgoreprimaryschool.co.uk/) and of St Mellitus College (http://www.stmellitus.org/). I’m also a member of the Society of Biblical Literature (http://sbl-site.org/), the Evangelical Theological Society (http://www.etsjets.org/) and the Young Priest Theologians Network.

IMG_0588We love living in the New Forest, with fantastic walks, bike rides and stunning beaches on our doorstep. Living in a typical rural vicarage with a massive garden, we also run a smallholding with pigs, sheep, goats, geese, chickens and a few vegetables.