I am a Diocesan Reader licensed by the Bishop of St. Albans with Permission to Officiate and work in the Parish of Holy Trinity Bishop’s Stortford. I completed the St. Albans Diocese Ministerial Training Scheme in 1992.
This was a three year part time ordination course based in Hertford which I found very demanding because I was also working full time in London, but also very rewarding. At the end of the course I applied and was accepted as a Reader and was admitted on the 18th September 1993.
As a reader I am able to conduct non-Eucharistic services in Church and also assist with our Eucharistic Sunday services. I also take Holy Communion to Residential Homes and to the sick and housebound in our Parish, conduct Funerals, lead House Groups as well as sing in the Church choir and generally help out in whatever way I am required to do.
I first started coming to Holy Trinity when I joined a Scout Troop here at the age of about thirteen and have worshipping here ever since.
I was born and have lived all my life in Bishop’s Stortford but always worked in London, at first for a Motor Insurance Company and then, after completing two years National Service in the Royal Air Force, for the London branch of a Japanese Trading Company where I stayed for thirty nine years until I retired at the age of sixty.
I have a step-daughter Lois and two sons called Andrew and Robert from my first marriage and married again in 2008 to Janet so also have a new family, step-daughters Dawn and Joy and step-son Russell.