GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS
I was born in Yorkshire, England at the beginning of World War II. My father was from the West Indies and an officer in the Royal Tank Corp who won the Military Cross at Dunkirk, my mother from Yorkshire was a District Nurse-Midwife. I’ve been in the US, on and off, since 1967. I am a student of church history with particular emphasis on Anglicanism in the late 16th to late 18th Century.
I’ve been in the ordained ministry for 49 years. For 25 years I served as a bishop in the American Episcopal Church (now the Anglican Province of America) and was present at the creation of two parishes from scratch, entirely financed by the local parishioners.
I was received into the Episcopal Church in 1999 and licensed to function as a priest. I’ve held parishes in Arkansas, South Dakota, France, (where I was Dean of the Institute of Christian Studies in the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe), West Virginia Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, La Porte in the Diocese of Northern Indiana in which I also served as an area Dean and an Examining Chaplain and a member of the Diocesan Council. In 2012 I “retired” and became Vicar of St. Thomas’, Glen Carbon with St. Bartholomew’s, Granite City in the Diocese of Springfield. I also write sermons for “Sermons that Work”, a service of the Episcopal Church, for The Living Church and for the Covenant-Communion web site.I am co-editor of the Anglican Digest.
My older son Mark is a priest of the Church of England, serves in the Church in Wales as Acting Principal and Dean of Residential Studies at St. Michael’s College, Llandaff. He is married to Diane and they have one son, Paul. My younger son Philip, an electrician, lives near Bethlehem, PA, is married to Erin and has three daughters, Alyson, Caylin and Clare.
I am available to conduct retreats, parish missions or seminars.