I was Vicar of the University Church, Oxford, from 1986-2016 and am a Supernumerary Fellow St Hilda’s College, Oxford. I retain an ecclesiastical title as Canon Emeritus of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. I was previously Fellow and Chaplain of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and Vicar of Southgate in North London. In 2016 I was awarded an MBE 'for services to ecclesiastical heritage'.
Now I am ‘Publisher at Large’ for the ‘Christian Alternative’ imprint of John Hunt Publishing, UK and in that role I look to publish books that think outside the box of traditional Christianity. Some weeks I conduct services and speak in rural Oxfordshire churches and even play the organ when called upon. In Trinity Term 2022 I was Acting Chaplain of Corpus Christ College, Oxford. With the support of a Farmington Trust Scholarship I am preparing to write a short book on How the Christian Religion can speak in a Secular Age.