Ben has been Rector here at Newbold Parish Church since 2016, is also an Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands and is a member of the North East Deanery leadership team. Ben is married to Clare and they have two teenage sons, Aaron and Noah. He is passionate about exploring different ways of being church, from the traditional to the modern, and loves to talk about the Christian faith with anyone who will listen!
Before becoming a priest Ben was a professional drummer, playing in various bands and groups, traveling as far west as the USA and as far east as Poland. He also taught drums and percussion in schools, across Shropshire and then Derbyshire and twice broke the UK fastest drummer record. He has recently taken up tennis, and also enjoys spending time with his family.