Jolyon left his work as a barrister in 1987, to pursue a higher calling! He trained at Trinity College, Bristol and led local churches and teams in Oxford, Guildford & Bath & Wells Dioceses for 30 year’s. Married to Frances, who is also ordained, he now supports her in leading St Andrew’s, Oxshott, in Surrey. This is unique, but essentially a ‘little local and ordinary’ Church where he literally lives with the trials, pressures and opportunities of leading a Church through lock-down. He has particular roles with Mission Partnering, Thy Kingdom Come & Eco-Church.
Until recently he worked at the Anglican Communion Office in support of a nine year season of Intentional Discipleship: Jesus Shaped life (JSL). This expressed his passion for discipleship and he loved working in a variety of teams with like-minded, innovative, leaders from across the world, as well as here in the UK & Ireland. He continues to facilitate a global JSL Prayer Network.
Jolyon co-ordinates prayer for The Increase Association (Asia) and is a trustee of The Gold Project. Both organisations promote TEE as a model for training that equips and empowers all Christ’s followers for mission, ministry and leadership.
Jolyon and Frances’ children, Joshua and Abigail, are now in the 30s. Both are married and wonderfully active in their own christian faith and Church life, in Guildford and Durham respectively.
Jolyon is a keen runner (when not hampered by injury), gardener and maker of marmalade!