Tony is a Methodist minister in the 30th year of his ministry (1989 to date).
In 2004 Tony became part of the ministerial team at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster (situated between Westminster Abbey and the QE2 conference centre). For 10 years he served part-time (also serving as a Media Chaplain). He now serves as the Deputy Superintendent Minister of the Church at Central Hall, a Connexional Managing Trustee of the Central Hall building, and a Non-executive Director of the Conference Centre, Central Hall Westminster Ltd.
Tony’s responsibilities at Methodist Central Hall now include preaching, teaching, all-age worship, and coordinating? special events, Visitor Services, IT & AV, and deputising for the Revd Dr Martyn Atkins.
Tony’s puppets have become quite a part of his ministry – especially his faithful friend, ‘Darren’.
Prior to being at Central Hall, Tony was pastorally responsible for Loughton Methodist Church and Trinity Church, Debden – a Local Ecumenical Partnership (1995-2004). His first appointment was in the Colchester Circuit, serving four churches (1989-1995): Wimploe Road, West Mersea, Fingringhoe and Rowhedge Methodist churches.
He had also been a Bible college student at Cliff College in 1983-1984. This all followed a change of direction in his career. Tony originally completed a business studies course at the North East Surrey College of Technology (NESCOT), and then worked for three years as a money broker for a stockbroking? firm in the City of London.