About Me

Hi. My name's Tony. I'm a retired parish priest (C of E), retired in 2016, now living in a pleasant market town in Oxfordshire.

I've been blogging since the early 2000s, though I've kept journals or diaries, and thought of myself as a writer, for much longer. When I was vicar of a church in Oxford, I was keen to have a church website, but reluctant to ask anyone else to set it up. I wanted to learn how to do it myself. The resulting website was primitive, it was basic, it wasn't pretty: but it taught me how to do HTML, CSS, and even a bit of Javascript. The morning after I finally put it up on the server I had an email from a person in Australia: “I really liked the look of your lovely church. Would it be possible for me and my fiancée to be married there?” The World Wide Web was smaller in those days...

Being locked down during the Covid-19 pandemic has given me an opportunity to pursue so many of the things that I love. Basically they're all about learning life-long, and creating. So they include

If you want to know more about what I love and value most, you can read it (and watch me reading it) on this post.