Tom Burden – our new Curate

Welcome to Tom Burden, our new Curate.

Tom, our Curate from summer 2021, is currently at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford in his final year of training. 

Wycliffe is a return to Oxford study for Tom after just over 25 years.  In the meantime, he has been a teacher, and then Headmaster of a couple of schools, most recently The Pilgrims’ in Winchester, the choir school of our Cathedral.

Tom was born and grew up on the Isle of Wight – he still thinks of Hampshire as ‘the mainland’.  He is a lifelong supporter (and season-ticket holder) of Southampton FC and a keen walker.

Tom very much enjoyed his work in schools but feels powerfully called to full-time ministry.  He is excited about the opportunity to serve in the Avon Valley and looks forward to getting to know you over, probably, a cup of tea.

2 Comments On “Tom Burden – our new Curate”

  1. Sloan Hickman

    We welcome Mr. Tom Burden to our humble parish in the Forest. We are sure that he will make a difference here as he has at Pilgims school and Hereward House school. And when he hears the acoustics in St.Mary’s Hale, he will be putting on concerts in his spare time!

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