I’m a Bristolian by birth, spent my university days in Cardiff and then moved to London to begin my career in the construction industry before returning to live at Keynsham working in Bristol and Bath. I left the construction industry in 1989 to begin training at Salisbury and Wells Theological College and was ordained in Wells Cathedral on 30th June 1991. I began my ordained ministry in South Somerset as a curate at Castle Cary and then Rector of six parishes around Queen Camel. In 2002 I became Rector of a seven church benefice in Suffolk where I was able to encourage several people into lay and ordained ministries.
In 2008, I came home to these parishes. Having an interest in genealogy I’ve been able to trace some of my forebears back to Charfield, Wotton, North Nibley and Uley so it really does feel like coming home. It is a great place to be, super churches and good communities to be a part of and to minister in.
On a personal note Chris and I were married in 1975, we have two sons living in Southampton and Bristol and as yet no grandchildren. We enjoy the great outdoors, walking, bird watching and travel; recently we’ve discovered opera and regularly visit the Welsh National Opera in Cardiff.
It really is good to be here.
Rev’d Canon Rob Axford