Charles joined the ministry team in January 2017, and continues to be minister of Bar Hill Church, where he has served (and where he lives) since 2012.
Hailing from a village a few miles north of Wigan, Lancashire, he is by default an avid rugby league fan, following Wigan Warriors, though he also enjoys rugby union, supporting Gloucester, where he ministered before coming to Cambridge.
Charles trained at Westminster College, Cambridge (ordained in 2001), and grew to love the city during his time here as a student. Coming from the Reformed tradition, preaching is very important to him, and being of the United Reformed Church means ecumenism (how the different strands of the Church grow closer and work together) is close to his heart.
Other interests include being a battlefield guide, cycling, walking, sailing and music (he started his working life as a military musician in the army). Oh! and food. If anyone utters that word he is usually there first.
Charles is based at St Luke’s, but also works with his ministry team colleagues across the parish.