Andrew has been Team Rector of Great Grimsby and Area Dean of North East Lincolnshire since 2011, where he established Grimsby Minster as a centre of civic life and a hub for arts and community activity in the town.
Following the announcement of his appointment Andrew said: “I am honoured to be joining the Chapter of Canterbury at this exciting time of Cathedral life, and building on the hard work of the team as we embed the Canterbury Journey and extend hospitality to all who seek to find Christ.
“I look forward to joining the creative and energetic team in Canterbury and bringing my skills and experience to contribute to its mission and ministry.”
Andrew trained as a Civil Engineer, working for Surrey County Council for seven years before training for ordination at Westcott House, Cambridge. He was ordained in Southwark Diocese in 2000, serving his curacy in New Addington and then as Rector of St Mary’s Newington at the Elephant and Castle.
Andrew and his wife Louise, who is also a priest, have two school age children, Miriam and Benedict.
As well as enjoying family life, Andrew is learning to play hockey, is an artisanal baker and enjoys international cinema.
The Dean of Canterbury, the Very Reverend Robert Willis, said: “We are all delighted at the appointment of Andrew to be our new Canon Treasurer and look forward to welcoming him and his family here as part of our community at the end of May. Andrew brings significant experience and skills to this vital work in the life of the Cathedral at this time.”
The Canon Treasurer is a Residentiary Canon role, which involves the stewardship of resources and the protection and restoration of the fabric of the building, its artefacts and the care of those who work in these areas of Cathedral life. A key element of the present role is the oversight of The Canterbury Journey project as it enters its final phase.