Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Burghill

Burghill, Herefordshire

Vicar’s page


I am the relatively new Vicar of the group of parishes known under the umbrella benefice of ‘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 BTh 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 PhD 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, particularly the Trinity and Christology. I am also interested in the role of Greek and Latin philosophy in the formation of doctrine, Particularly in the Patristic period. I also enjoy the classics, Greek and Latin and have been known to make Icons. You can find one of mine in the Church.