Richard is an Active Supernumerary Minister who came to the island to retire in 2009. He was born and brought up in Leicester and prior to coming to Mann served for 20 years in two East Midlands Circuits, Newark & Southwell, and Erewash Valley. Before entering ministry he was Shipping Manager for a large engineering company in Leicester. He trained at the former Anglican Theological College in Lincoln.
On learning of his coming to the island, Richard was asked by the Circuit if he would take on one church part-time 'for about 6 months'. That was in 2009. Now, Richard, along with Richard Hall, is the minister at Promenade, Pulrose and Trinity.