b Manchester 1942. Chadderton Grammar Sch, Lancs (Greater Manchester); ordained to the Methodist ministry, he later transferred to the FIEC. In 1984 he became the minister of Chessington Evangelical Ch, Surrey, and he now (from 2006) lives in Stirchley, Birmingham, with a different but continuing senior pastoral role. His first published hymnwriting is in this book, and.one hymn is also in CH (2004 edn). Nos.296, 863.