He was born at Kingsbury Episcopi in Somerset. After leaving school at 16 to take up an engineering apprenticeship he continued to study for a BSc in Engineering at London City University which he was awarded in 1964. On being accepted for the ministry he entered Richmond College, where he gained the London BD in 1967. This was followed by a MTh from the University of Edinburgh in 1973. He served in circuits in Armadale, the Bristol Mission and Exeter before being appointed to Hartley Victoria College in 1982 as Tutor in Applied Theology, combining this with oversight of a multi-racial church on the edge of Moss Side. In 1990 he became Superintendent of the Reading and Silchester circuit and in 1998 was appointed Chair of the Southampton District. In 2005 he was elected President of the Conference. He became a supernumerary in 2006.
He has published Into the Far Country (2003), Beyond the Box (2005) and The Edge of Pentecost (2007)
Methodist Recorder, 16 June 2005