Simon Phipps will be serving in the parishes of Bradley, St Thomas, and St Francis’ Fixby and St Hilda’s Cowcliffe after training for ordination at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, where he read for an M.A. in Theology, Ministry and Mission. Simon is married to Joanne and they have two children aged six and nine. Prior to preparing for ordination, Simon worked in Bingley for the company Damart in various roles, including Learning & Development and Marketing. Simon also co-planted and led a church in Bingley for ten years alongside his time at Damart. Outside of studying and church Simon enjoys spending time with his family, playing the guitar, walking, reading, and movies.