An art historian, artist and priest, I live in South Oxfordshire.

I have a degree in Fine Art and the History of Art from King?s College, Durham (now the University of Newcastle), educational qualifications (Durham) and research degrees in art history (from the Universities of Birmingham and Bristol).

My theological training was at Wells Theological College, where I was inspired by the ideals of the French worker priest movement and ?the Death of God? theology.

Work in the museum service at Bradford City Art Gallery was followed by my becoming Director of Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum in the 1970s. During my time at Cheltenham I initiated the setting up of the Gustav Holst Birthplace Museum for which we received a national award.

Having lectured and examined at various levels, I was also a member of several visual art committees.

As an artist I exhibited at the Young Contemporaries and have had one-man and group shows.

Throughout my professional life I have been a parish priest. Currently I am ?house for duty priest? serving two small rural parishes in Oxfordshire.

A free-lance lecturer in art history and appreciation, I give talks locally and run regular courses at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

I continue to paint.