John is very family orientated; he been married to Helen for over fifty years and has three children and seven grandchildren, who all live locally.
John was licensed as Reader in 2000, he had previously been a leader in the Holy Rood, Lighthouse church plant for 4 years. He enjoys the privilege of meeting people in the church and in the community. As a Reader he is particularly involved in bereavement.ministry.
Outside of church and family, he enjoys gardening and sport (mainly football and athletics). He also enjoys the privilege of being allowed to help voluntary in various activities in a local school, something which he has done for over 20 years .