Andrew was born in Devon and grew up at the seaside. While studying at the University of Southampton he began to explore the call to priestly ministry. Additional studies in South India, Geneva and Westcott House, Cambridge underpinned Andrew’s fascination with ministry in diverse urban communities.
After a curacy at the Elephant and Castle (living in an 11th floor flat) Andrew became Vicar of St Luke’s North Peckham and undertook doctoral studies with the University of Sheffield.
For 16 years Andrew was the Church of England’s national adviser on community and urban affairs, while continuing to minister, live and cycle in south London. During this time, he assisted at St Paul’s Deptford, Southwark Cathedral and St Catherine’s Hatcham. In 2012 Andrew became Vicar of the Upper Tooting United Benefice, two diverse parishes on the Northern Line. In Tooting he was involved in community networks and interfaith work, as well as the church’s engagement with mental health and homelessness.
Andrew arrived in Gravesend in 2021.
I was enrolled as a member of the Mothers' Union in 1981 and have served on Branch Committees and as Enrolling Member/ Branch Leader, between 2004-2007 I was a Trustee for Rochester Diocese. I served from 2019-2022 as Chaplain for Julia Jameson former President of Rochester Diocesan Mothers' Union. I am currently chair of Christ Church's Mothers' Union committee.