Born 1940, Bexleyheath, Kent, England. Piano and organ lessons, Anglican parish church chorister. Read History at London (1959-62). Married 1964, three children, three grandchildren. Ordained Anglican 1965: curacy in Bristol; university chaplaincy in Bristol; chaplaincy team Lee Abbey Devon; parish priest in Derby; team vicar in Southampton; now living in retirement in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Began writing as a curate: songs and hymns mostly, plus some anthems, nearly all for specific singers and situations. MPhil dissertation (2005) on Making Christian Hymns: A Work of the Church included seventy-eight hymns for the Eucharistic Lectionary Year A.