So here’s who I am. Storyteller, Wordsmith, Believer, Priest, Husband, Father, Blogger (occasionally), Seeker, Child, Lifelong-Learner, Mind-Traveller, wannabe Classicist, and wannabe Geek. “But not necessarily in the right order…”
Born 1949 (In the first half of the last century!)
At a primary school and a secondary school in North London
Lincoln College, Oxford 1967-71 B.A. in Modern Languages (German and French)
Polytechnic of North London Library School 1973 (Now part of London Metroploitan University)
Cranmer Hall, Durham 1976-79 B.A. in Theology
Westminster College, Oxford (Distance Learning, 1996-2001) MTh in Applied Theology. Westminster College also no longer exists independently: it has become a part of Oxford Brookes University.
I’ve worked as
Assistant Librarian, London Borough of Barnet, 1971-76, first as a trainee, then at Osidge and Golders Green branch libraries.
After ordination in the Church of England in 1979 I have served as
Curate of St Paul’s, St Albans, 1979-81
Team Vicar of St Mary’s Lydiard Tregoze in the Lydiards Team Ministry, West Swindon, 1985-90
Vicar of Marston, Oxford from 1991 until August 2016.
Vicar of Marston with Elsfield from 1995 until August 2016.
And Rural Dean of Cowley from 1997 to 2002. I’ve happily handed this task on to a successor, so that (the theory is) I can give more time to what I want to do.
I’m married to
Dr Alison Jean Price (née Borshell).
We were married on 23rd March 1974 - one of the best decisions I ever made!
In 2000 she was the first student ever to complete a part-time DPhil at the University of Oxford. Her thesis is called Communication, Construction and Community: Learning Addition in Primary Classrooms. (That’s about as much of it as I understand …) She’s called Dr Alison.
She was ordained deacon in 2008 and priest in 2009. She worked as a SSM (self-supporting minister) in this parish, retired from Oxford Brookes in 2011, and since then has written a book and worked as an assistant Director of Ordinands as part of the DDO team.
We have four beautiful children:
Tom, Martha, Naomi, Esther. All married and doing important things.