Andy grew up in the New Forest town of Hythe in the south of England. After leaving school he worked as a motorcycle mechanic for a number of years before serving as a police officer in the Sussex towns of Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath.
In 1997 Andy and his family made the decision to move to New Zealand, settling in Burnside, Christchurch and working as a mechanic, then attending theological college to gain a ministry degree. He was ordained into the Anglican Church in 2003 and has ministered in Christchurch suberbs of Avonhead, Aranui, and since 2012 as vicar of St Paul’s, Papanui.
Andy is happily married to Hillary, who works as the PA to the Principal of Middleton Grange School. They have two adult children, Alison and Jonathan.
Besides family and ministry, Andy’s has a strong interest in motorcycles and, having been riding them since the age of 16, thinks he knows a thing or two about staying alive! He also loves to sample the ‘water of life’, otherwise known as a good single malt whisky in the company of likeminded people.
Andy is passionate about Christ’s Church and has a heart for seeing people equipped in applying God’s Word in today’s world.