Fr Robin is the Vicar at St John’s having arrived in May 2012. He was born in Staffordshire into a Clergy family, and has, therefore lived around the country.
He read Theology at St Chad’s College Durham, before doing an MA in Systematic Theology at King’s College London.
He trained for the Priesthood at St Stephen’s House Oxford where he gained an MTh in Applied Theology. He served his title at Christ the Saviour, Ealing Broadway, under Prebendary Andrew Davis, before becoming Vicar of St Luke’s Uxbridge Road in 2008. He came to St John’s in 2012.
Fr Robin is married to Marina Jones, the Deputy Director of Development at the English National Opera; they have two children. Fr Robin is a qualified cricket umpire, although time limits the games he can stand in. He is interested in reading about and observing American and British politics. On quiet night he may be found at the Opera (probably Puccini or Mozart!) or the Theatre. He also has a gentle interest in railways and their history and owns an alarmingly large collection of brown shoes for a priest!
He was aware of St John’s from his growing up, having heard of Fr Heal’s work, and the parishes reputation. He was therefore delighted to take up the living when the Guild of All Soul’s offered it to him.
Fr Robin is a member of the Society of the Holy Cross, and currently acts as its Treasurer General and Provincial Treasurer as well as one of the Trustees. He is also a trustee of Sevenoaks Loaves and Fishes Foodbank, based at St John’s Church. He is a Priest member of the Society a Governor of St John’s School Sevenoaks, and is currently the Chair of the body.