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 am teaching religious education in Gloucestershire from September 2019

You can email me at: ian at forthefainthearted dot com


Ian Poulton — 4 Comments

  1. I’m Rev Amos, a Rev Ian’s disciple.I deeply value Rev Ian’s zealous ministry everyday in my life.He is a fervent clergyman and a prayer warrior of GOD. Reverend Ian Poulton is full of unconditional love, compassion and humility. He housed me, clothed, fed me, payed my school bills, commissioned my ordination, visited my Church and home in rural Africa and continues to support my ministry even now. He is my role model and mentor for life. I greatly thank God to have a brother in him.May God richly bless him and his family.Rev Amos.

  2. Ian, we wish you well in your career change. we both enjoyed your ministry and company and appreciate your encouragement and support. Leinster and Munster are the poorer without your support! do you have the Saracen line out calls? With every blessing and good wish from John and Cecily

  3. I remember working at HBS with you, Summer 1979 with the holiday kids (you were an ‘old boy’). Interesting to hear that you became ordained. Also interested that life has come full circle and you are now working as a carer.

  4. I must update my profile page! I’ve been doing PGCE Teacher Training since last September

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