I have now been the ‘new Vicar’ of the group of parishes for over a year. The area of ministry if known as ‘The Burghill Group of Parishes’. I am married to Sharron and we have four children, Claudia, Joseph, Lucas and Leo. I enjoy reading, watching movies and walking my dog. In terms of education, I have obtained a B.Th Degree in Theology from the University of Wales Lampeter as well as a MA in Systematic & Philosophical Theology from the University of Nottingham. I am currently working on a Ph.D on the Theology of St Augustine of Hippo, at the University of Nottingham with Prof Thomas O’Loughlin. My Doctoral research is focused on Augustine’s notion of friendship and Christian doctrine. My research centres upon his theology of friendship in his commentary of John’s gospel. My main areas of interest focuses upon the doctrine of God (what we believe about God), particularly the teaching on the Trinity and Christology (who God is and how he made this known). I am also interested in the role of Greek and Latin philosophy in the formation of doctrine (what we believe and why), Particularly in the Patristic period (the early Church). I also enjoy the classics, Greek and Latin and have been known to make Icons. You can find one of mine in the Church.