Address: The Vicarage, Crabtree Corner, Ipsden, OX10 6BN
Revd Alan Gates
I come from a Christian family, and I have been active in Christian ministry since my teens when with three other young people we started a Christian music group. With my wife we have led children and young people’s groups, I served as a Lay Reader for ten years before exploring ordination.
Since ordination, as well as parish ministry, I have served as an Officiating Chaplain to HM forces, as an ATC chaplain, worked very briefly in Cyprus and spent the last two years as a locum for the Anglican Chaplaincy in Mallorca. My wife, Margaret and I have been married for 47 years we have two grown up children, two step grandsons and five great-grandchildren.
Our shared hobbies include boating, choral singing and I enjoy all sorts of DIY and craft projects including making stained glass.