Personal​ Activities

Parent Carers Together

I am a director of Parent Carers Together, which is the parent carer forum representing the voices of parents of children and young people (0-25 years) with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP).

Vine Church Poole

I am an elder of Vine Church Poole, which is a vibrant, charismatic evangelical church family, with Jesus at the centre. We meet together on Sunday Mornings from 10.00am until 11.00am and throughout the week at various groups.

Watch or read my recent sermons.


I have now published two books: a volume of poetry, and a biography of two of my great-great-grandfathers.


Since retiring from full-time employment I have been exploring my creative side by writing poetry. You can sample some of my poems here.

Family History

I enjoy researching family history. I am currently engaged in a long-term project to write biographies of my eight great-great-grandfathers, who lived between about 1820 and 1910.