Before becoming a priest in the Anglican Church, Paul was for many years a teacher (all sectors) and then a youth work advisor and school chaplain. He is currently a Church of England vicar in an Anglo-Catholic church. Paul is a registered spiritual director, works regularly in schools and as a visiting chaplain within the mental health service. Paul has undergraduate qualifications in Primary Education, and Theology and Ministry. He has post graduate qualifications in Reflective practice, Theology, Youth and community work and in Liturgy. Paul has been a lecturer in Youth York, and in Christian ministry and has published work on young people’s spirituality.