I’ve played the drums since I was about 11 and have been involved in heavy metal, soul and jazz bands. Since being filled with the Spirit at youth club all those years ago I started to lead worship from guitar and have had the great privilege to be worship leader at The Belfrey, as well as for the youth work at Spring Harvest and Keswick Convention.
To be selected for training to be vicar in the Church of England you go to a selection panel - a 3 day event! On the last morning of my panel, 1 Peter 5.2 really spoke to me and it remains a verse which I bring into ministry with you here at Clifton. “Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing…”. I am willing and also looking forward to serving God here, with you, to see His kingdom grow in our parish and beyond.