Deacon John was born and bred in Coventry. He went to Cardinal Wiseman Boys Comprehensive School and trained as a Graphic Designer at Lanchester Polytechnic. He was married at Corpus Christi Church in Coventry to Debbie in 1975. He has three children and retired from his graphic design business in order to spend more time in the parish. John and his family moved to Altrincham in 1983 and in 1998 he offered himself for training for the Permanent Diaconate. He was ordained deacon by Bishop Brian in July 2001 at St Vincent’s.
His interests include: walking, horse riding, painting, reading science fiction and DIY.