My name is Fr Phil Ritchie and I am the vicar of Cowley St John parish in East Oxford. I trained for the priesthood at the College of the Resurrection in Mirfield. Following my degree at Manchester University, I taught RE for two years and then spent two years with VSO in Tanzania. I then moved to Brighton and did an MA in Renaissance English Literature at Sussex. I like art, poetry and politics but I try to avoid gardening.

I tweet at @eastoxfordvicar.