Ian has been Vicar of St Wilfrid’s since 2015. Before training for ordination at Ridley Hall in Cambridge, Ian was an engineering manager for Ford Motor Company Ltd, where he led a team developing automotive electronics. He has also worked for a church in London and the Evangelical Alliance as Head of Membership. Ian helped establish a Youth for Christ Centre in South East London, where he was Chair of Trustees. He is a currently member of the Diocese of Portsmouth Bishop’s Council and the New Wine Leaders Network.
Ian is passionate about seeing people of all ages become and grow as disciples of Christ. He is particularly concerned about the dramatic drop in younger people involved in Church in the UK and is determined to find ways of making St Wilfrid’s relevant and accessible to all generations, not just the young!
Ian is married to Jo. They have two children, Jonathan and Annabelle, who attend local primary schools. Jo is a teacher turned homemaker who runs one of St Wilfrid’s toddler groups, is a school governor and keeps the rest of the family on track.