Hailing from the deepest West Country, I trained at Ripon College Cuddesdon, was ordained in Ripon Cathedral in 1988 and have served in four parishes (St Matthew’s, Chapel Allerton, Leeds; St Mary’s, Acton; Holy Innocents, Kingsbury and Christ Church w. St Laurence, Brondesbury) before being appointed to the post of Vicar of St Peter’s in 2012. I am at present one of the Willesden Area Director of Ordinands. I am an active member of the Society of Catholic Priests; a keen rugby supporter; dog walker and I love gardening when I get the chance.
Currently a priest in the Church of England. In the past a monk and a priest within the Catholic Church (the Order of Preachers, also known as the Dominican Order) for 8 years (in Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Italy). Philosopher and Theologian. For many years, I have been looking for answers to the mystery of evil in the world and man (Ph.D. in Philosophy – “The attribute of evil in the European tradition: the ontological aspect”).
I have a very dynamic personality and a great sense of humor. I am passionate about traveling, cooking, reading books, listening to classical music and watching the latest movies. I’m in love with photography. I value hard work, dedication, and sincerity in life. I appreciate friendship and people who surround me. I adore spending time with my family.I can speak English, Polish, Ukrainian, and Russian. I learn Spanish. I like Latin because this language is filled with life philosophy and wisdom.
I’m not comfortable with settling, and I’m always looking for an opportunity to do better and achieve greatness.
I was ordained in 1994, have been Associate Priest at St. Peter’s since 1997, and also worked in various management roles in the IT industry for more than 30 years until I retired in 2014. I’ve now crossed the great gulf fixed between science and the arts and am pursuing a university course in the History of the Book. I'm a contact point for the development of Ministry in Secular Employment (MSE) in London, and am particularly interested in helping people to integrate their weekday and Sunday worlds. I am Secretary of CHRISM (the national group for MSEs), am active in a number of other voluntary organisations, and have stood (so far unsuccessfully) as a candidate in several parliamentary and local council elections. In any spare time I can be found writing essays, reading, threatening the weeds and the squirrels in my garden and entertaining my granddaughters, sometimes simultaneously. There’s also a classic car, now living with my family in Hampshire, which I drive when opportunity and weather permit.
I have lived in the parish and have been very happily involved in the life of St Peter's for twenty five years. I am married to Richard and we have two adult children. I am a Licensed Reader (sometimes called a Licensed Lay Minister or LLM) and in this role I contribute to the teaching and preaching ministry at St Peter's. My background is in education, and outside St Peter’s I am involved in mentoring students and writing material for training courses. I also continue to take an interest in LLM training and development.