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Gender MALE
Industry Religion
Occupation Catholic Priest, in the Ordinariate of O.L.W
Location Lymington, Hampshire - New Forest, United Kingdom
Introduction Married to Jane for more than fifty glorious years. Daughter Nicola lives in S Wales with husband Chris and our grandson Huw; and runs her own business (recycling for farms). Son Matt completed a doctorate at Lancaster University - this after running the King's Arms in the centre of Oxford. He's planning a wedding, to Helen, in late October. A parish priest in the CofE for 27 years. Rector of Farncombe, Surrey, for 11, Vicar of Hessle, Hull for 9. Principal of S Stephen's House, Oxford 87-95, then Bishop of Richborough (a 'flying bishop') in Canterbury Province until retirement to Lymington in 2001. Now after 50 years of Anglican ministry, a Priest of the Ordinariate in the Catholic Church, recently handed over the running of the Bournemouth Mission of the Ordinariate to Fr Darryl Jordan.
Interests Gardening, gardening and gardening, Maintaining friendships, Keeping an eye on how Bishops operate the Act of Synod, Praying for the Church of England, Painting - in Acrylic, mostly, Trying to learn Italian, Swimming in the sea from May to October.
Favorite Movies Some Like it Hot, The Actor, Strictly Ballroom, Babe, Passolini's 'The Gospel according to St Matthew', This Happy Breed, A Matter of Life and Death
Favorite Music Puccini - provided I have a good supply of handkerchiefs. A good deal of (mostly Italian) Opera. Recent discovery (to my surprise) Wozzeck - in a great WNO production. Most disliked: Wagner (on the strength of a dreadful ENO production of Parsifal!)
Favorite Books Alice in Wonderland, and Through the Looking Glass. Cobbett's Rural Rides