David has been a licensed Reader in the Church of England since 1982. His preaching ministry actually began when he was studying for his first degree in town and country planning at Newcastle University in the early 1970s. He has since served in the dioceses of Juba, South Sudan; and Bath & Wells; Truro; and Winchester in England before coming to Holy Trinity in 2002. His further academic studies include a diploma in Theological Studies (Trinity, Bristol) and a European Masters in Bioethics.
Since the summer of 2014 and he has divided his time between helping out in the chaplaincy as a stipendiary lay minister serving as attaché to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s representative to the EU based at the diocesan bishop’s office in Brussels. His career has included work on a christian relief team in east Africa; as a local government planning officer in southern England; a lecturer at what is now the University of the West of England; as Head of European Affairs for Cornwall County Council and finally as the Brussels representative of CARE, a christian social-policy NGO. David and his wife Anne have three adult children and four grandchildren.