I’m pleased to introduce myself as the new Chaplain of St George’s. My home town is Harrogate in North Yorkshire, which is renowned for Betty’s tearooms. I worked for 12 years as a teacher, which included five years working on a British Forces Army camp in Germany. I then trained for ordained ministry at Westcott House in Cambridge and completed my curacy in Bury St Edmund’s.

My particular interests in parish ministry include pastoral care, designing creative worship services, and teaching courses. My hobbies include travelling abroad to visit places of historical and cultural interest, and so I am keen to explore the beautiful towns of Flanders. I enjoy going to see plays and musicals at the theatre, visiting art galleries and watching historical films. I also have a particular interest in writing articles on spiritual themes. I’m looking forward to the opportunities of ministry in Ypres and the diocese of Europe and getting to know the congregation and Friends of St George’s.