We are pleased to announce that next June we will welcome a Title Curate, Simon Asquith, to train with us full-time over three years. Mark will be Simon's Training Incumbent, but Merton Priory Team is able to offer a much wider experience and so all parties will benefit! There is a small biography of Simon below, with some photos! This is really positive news for us as we look to 2021; thanks be to God.
Before embarking upon Theology for ordained
ministry at Westcott House, Cambridge, Simon studied Music and French Literature
at the universities of Bristol and Bordeaux. He then enjoyed a career in opera
production and casting in Paris and then Venice, focussing on 17th
and 18th-century music. He remains passionate about everything
Baroque and hopes to use music in his ministry in the Church. He has also
worked in youth ministry and one of his favourite pastimes is looking after his
godchildren; visiting museums, playing and teaching them French.