My name is Phil Morton, and I joined the Sutton Coldfield Group in July as Curate. It’s been great to start my life in ordained ministry with you, and I’m enjoying my work serving the parishes of St. Peter’s, St. Chad’s and Holy Trinity.
All of this marks the next stage of what feels like a long journey so far! I was born and raised in London, but came to Birmingham in 2002 to study. Once my studies were over, Birmingham had come to feel like my adopted home so I stayed to find work (in the public sector) and to explore a vocation to ordained ministry. I met my wife, Ruth, at Birmingham University. She comes from Solihull, so we’re both enjoying being back in the West Midlands.
I had a great time studying for ministry in Durham, with some wonderful and highly formative experiences, but I’m equally excited to be back in the Diocese of Birmingham and continuing my ministerial training as your Assistant Curate.
I think that this is an exciting time to be part of the Church of England, and I’m looking forward to being part of your community and to working with you all.
I look forward to getting to know you all better over the summer!