Following his ordination as a priest, James continues to serve in the Diocese of London
I grew up in Epsom, Surrey, went to university in Sheffield and, after a year working in classrooms in Germany, left in 2011 with a degree in Germanic Studies with Japanese. From there I went to Blackburn Cathedral, where I sang in the choir, and from there to the North London Pastoral Assistants Scheme. After a year at St Mary’s, Tottenham, with Father Simon Morris, I went to work at schools in Norfolk for a year, first as a cover supervisor and then as a residential fellow at Wymondham College. I was sponsored for ordination by the then-Bishop of Edmonton, Peter Wheatley, and trained at St Stephen’s House. I am now about to finish my year as a transitional Deacon. I am a member of the Prayer Book Society and fan of Thomas Aquinas and Richard Hooker. I am a player of complicated board-games, and listener of pre-Classical Music. When I can, I dabble in improv and writes, although I has not had anything published… yet.