Chris was licensed as a Reader in 2002 in the Diocese of St Albans. He moved to Newbold in 2019 and was licensed to the Derby Diocese in December that year. Born and bred in Manchester, he spent 15 years in and around Sheffield before moving down south to pursue a career in local economic development. Having moved back north, he and his wife, Hilary, are enjoying rediscovering the Peak District. He continues to support Luton Town as well as his boyhood club, Manchester United, and follows Lancs County Cricket Club in the summer.