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
Vicar of Marston with Elsfield from 1995
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.