Who we are
The Revd. Anthony Dickson
I am Anthony Edward Dickson- half Belgian, quarter Russian and quarter Scottish: make of that what you will. I have been ordained for thirty-three rather turbulent years, in which God has surprised me with many things- not least, the unexpected generosity and openness of complete strangers. As well as ministry, my other passion is cycling. There are a number of similarities: both disciplines are physically demanding, bring you through ever new and wonderful landscapes, expose you to unexpected obstacles, and require planning and a minimum level technical know-how.
For the last ten years I have been priest-in charge of the eight churches across the United Benefice of Postlebury and the ‘East Mendip Hills’. Here it has been my privilege to serve among people of all shades of churchmanship who live quiet, faithful lives and who give generously of their time and talents for the mission and ministry of their local church.
I have lived in Nunney all my life, with stints in London and Africa. I’m married to Caroline and we have two sons in their twenties. I became a Christian in my twenties and joined a church in London. I’m a chartered surveyor by background, but changed my career to international development 25 years ago, and have retired recently from running a charity called CHASE Africa.
I am a “Lay Reader” which means that I am not ordained, but licenced to lead services, preach, and take funerals. Caroline and I are also part of the Messy Church and Open the Book team at Nunney School and we host one of the Life Groups.
In my spare time I keep sheep and bees, and I like to run and cycle.
Phone: 01373 837337
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