I was born in Taunton, the county town of Somerset, in 1960.
I went to the primary school in High Ham, the village where we lived, and then to a number of local schools before going to a special school on Dartmoor, because my asthma became very bad. I did my A Levels at Strode College in Street, Somerset. I went to the London School of Economics, studying politics and history, and then Trinity College, Dublin for my theological training. I studied psychology with the Open University and did a master’s degree in theology with Trinity College, Bristol.
I was ordained in 1986 and spent more than thirty years in parochial ministry in the Church of Ireland. In the summer of 2017, I returned to my home area. I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education in the academic year 2018-2019 and taught religious education in Gloucestershire from September 2019 until July 2021.
In August 2021, I began as a teacher of religious education and history in a school in west Dublin.
You can email me at: ian at forthefainthearted dot com