Blair was ordained priest on 13 July 2019.

I was born in Surrey and grew up, living between London and Shropshire. I was educated in London and after school, worked for a ship brokers on the Baltic Exchange in the City of London before joining the army.

Having completed my training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, I was commissioned into the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise’s) and served in a variety of roles, on operational and staff tours overseas and in the United Kingdom, including working as an advisor to the United States Army at the Pentagon in Washington DC.

I left the army to explore his vocation to the Priesthood and while doing so, worked for Orange and then EE, the mobile operator in their Training and Development Group.

I trained for the Priesthood at St Stephen’s House, Oxford, for three years, reading the Common Award BA in Theology and I am serving my title at St Paul’s, Monk Bretton in the Deanery of Barnsley.

I am married to Rachel, and my interests include rowing, running, cricket and music, especially choral and sacred music; history, philosophy and psychology. I have a passion for all things Italian, especially food and wine!