Coming to a pulpit near you…

the Rev. David Day, a visitor from New Zealand.

David Day

David is coming to lead our services during October (as an incidental to the rugby World Cup!). In a sense, he’s coming home, as he was born on Saffron Lane in 1939 and worked in the footwear industry, which took him to Christchurch in New Zealand as a shoe designer. He met his wife, from Nottingham, and they were married after she joined him in New Zealand. They have one daughter, Rowena. Marguerite died suddenly in 2011, leaving her mother continuing to live with David – she is now 99.

David’s Christian experience began at St Christopher’s in Saffron Lane as a choirboy. He trained as a priest in Auckland, and has had two positions as an assistant, two as a parish vicar, and finally as City Missioner to Wanganui and District in an ecumenical appoinment. He is now serving as assistant priest (in retirement) in Napier.

His favourite authors include Marcus Borg for theology, and Ian Rankin, Lee Child and Spike Milligan for relaxation. Favourite TV includes QI, The Chaser, Crown of Thrones and Who Do You Think You Are? He loves music and has a special interest in jazz, but in his time has played his double bass in skiffle, rock and dance too. As you might also gather, he has an interest in rugby….

This entry is dated Monday, September 7th, 2015 at 3.02pm and is filed under News.

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