Clergy & Readers

Vicar: Simon HowellSimon Ruth

Simon was born in the West of England, he trained as a professional musician (majoring in drums/percussion & piano), taught both in schools and as a management trainer, before becoming a church minister in Hong Kong, London & Bristol. He has a Pastoral Theology MA, majoring in inter faith studies.

He is married to Ruth – a primary-school teacher by profession – & they have three sons: Matt who works as a Personal Trainer, Gabe whose passions are filmmaking, acting and basketball, & Noah who loves street-dance, drumming & acting. Simon has enjoyed playing drums & keyboards in roots, world, rock and jazz outfits over many years; he also loves travel, wide-open spaces, world cinema, old Mini cars, black & white photography, football, and the interface between ecology & spirituality.

Simon shares the passions and the contemporary concerns of spiritual people in free thinking, creative communities.