Simon is due to be ordained as Assistant Curate to the Oakham Team Ministry later this year. He has lived in Manton for over 20 years, having moved to Rutland as the first Legal Director of the new Rutland Unitary Council in 1997 and has practised as a solicitor for almost 35 years. Simon, who grew up in Barnet, is married to Carys and they have previously worshipped in Rutland at Oakham Baptist Church and in the Rutland Water Benefice. Simon has served as ordinand in the Welland Fosse Benefice while studying on the Eastern Regional Ministry Course. Simon and Carys both play in various recorder orchestras and groups, occasionally in time with each other!