Mike is a Self-Supporting Deacon, serving the parish of St Mary, Kenton

I’ve been a teacher (at Quainton Hall School in Harrow) for the past 24 years, teaching maths, computing and design technology, having spent 11 years before that doing software research for the English GEC group.  I’ve worshipped at my sending (and curacy) parish of St Mary the Virgin, Kenton since the early 1990’s, and it was being given the role of Lay Chaplain at school which seemed to clarify my vocation.  After ordination I will be a self-supporting minister in my parish while continuing to teach full-time, where I hope to be formally appointed as Chaplain in due course.  To get away from it all, I am a keen bus and coach enthusiast and photographer, and my wife Cath and I are regular visitors to the Edinburgh Fringe where we particularly enjoy a cappella singing and up-coming comedians.  My daughter might be trying to tell me something, as she has visited well over 20 countries, sometimes for long periods, in her 23 years!