Mike has been the vicar at All Saints since September 2018. Born in Romford, Essex, he got a degree in business studies at Bath University and before training to be a vicar in Oxford he was a satellite dish salesman, a TV marketing executive, a children’s and youth worker, and an itinerant evangelist.
He was a vicar in Northampton and Hastings before coming to Ilkley. He is married to Lisa with four adult children and five grandchildren, and enjoys walking the dogs, reading World War II history, playing his newly discovered sport of walking football, watching foreign language subtitled crime dramas and supporting West Ham United (although enjoy might not apply to the last one!).
“I am so delighted to be the vicar at All Saints and really believe that God has called me to be here at this stage in its mission and ministry. We have felt so welcomed by the church family and wider community that it feels like we’ve been here for much longer. I am really looking forward to continuing to help people to grow in the Christian faith and know more about the love and purpose that Jesus Christ brings to every day life. My prayer is that the All Saints Church family will use the resources that God has given us to be both a blessing to the wider community and a beacon for the Gospel.”