I grew up in Shropshire and attended school in Derbyshire, before studying French, Italian and Spanish at St Andrews. Though raised in an Anglican household, it was only at university that I began to take faith more seriously, and to let it permeate the rest of my daily life. In 2014 I first began to discern a call to ordained ministry, a call that has now led me to St Matthew’s, where I look forward to working within such an exciting and diverse community.
My exploration of faith has always been inextricably intertwined with music, and in some ways, I believe I would not have begun to explore faith as soon as I did if it hadn’t been for my love of the English choral tradition, in which I had been steeped as a chorister from my schooldays. I sang in chapel and church choirs throughout my time at university, and I hope to be able to help in some small way with the musical life at St Matthew’s, if possible.
In my free time, I can often be found reading, usually either some horribly nerdy book about linguistics or something gigglesome by P.G. Wodehouse. I am an avid cook, though often zeal outstrips ability in that regard. I love being outdoors, going for exhaustingly long walks, and petting any animal unlucky enough to encounter me.