Born in Scotland, and then spending the vast majority of my life in the North East of England, for the last 5 1/2 years I have found myself, along with my wife Gill, living in the beautiful village of Pleshey in Essex, where I am fortunate to be the General Manager of the Chelmsford Diocesan House of Retreat. Having worked for 24 years within the oil industry, this move to Pleshey has been both significant and life-changing, but one that I haven’t regretted for a moment.
We have two grown-up children, and one adorable granddaughter, who we like to see as often as we can. I particularly enjoy music of many styles, whether that be playing, listening or leading. Golf is another interest, but sadly I don’t get out much at all for that!
I am keen to encourage those who might never have considered a retreat to take that step and ‘give it a go’, taking the opportunity to experience the healing impact of setting ‘specific’ time aside to be with God.