About Me...

A Christian Minister. An Artist. Finding blessing and invitation from God in both.
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Thank you for visiting my site. I'm an ordained minister of the United Reformed Church (URC) in the UK. Currently I serve as minister of two congregations: Thornbury URC and Trinity-Henleaze URC (Bristol). Before this I was, for 15 years, teaching at and then Principal of Westminster College, Cambridge.

I'm also active as an artist. Most of my art is either oil on canvas, often to a large scale, or charcoal on paper. I love the depth of colour that oil gives me, and the ways in which it can be manipulated to create textures and to allow colours and tones to blend and mingle. And I delight in the immediacy of charcoal drawing; of taking something as simple as burnt wood and relishing the marks and hints it can shape. It is so fragile, yet creates images of such substance.

I've used art for may years in leading worship, teaching and spiritual formation. I regularly taught one of our Masters modules in Cambridge exploring the delightful and evocative connections between art and theology. I find that creativity and the arts are exciting ways of opening up life and faith. They let us find fresh voices and share new insights. You'll see that much of my art flows from faith, the Bible and the wonders of God's creation that constantly inspire and challenge me.