b Totton, nr Southampton, Hants 1951. Totton Grammar Sch and Liverpool Univ. He works as a civil servant in the Dept for Work and Pensions (social security); and as a p/t church minister, at Hampstead Rd ch (FIEC, in fellowship with the Christian Brethren) in Dorking, Surrey. He is the author of the paperback Opening up Jonah; his one hymn in print so far was written for his wedding to Sue in Liverpool, 1976; see notes. No.927.