Now 81 I was brought up in a house with a large garden at the edge of a village in Hampshire and as teenager I lived on a market garden started by my father when he left the Navy. For over 30 years I was a rural priest as well as working five years for Christian Aid. I helped refound The Little Gidding Community which lasted for 25 years. Little Gidding is now a small retreat centre which has recently appointed a Dean to oversee future development of the place. I have helped publish five books: Seasonal Worship from the Countryside, Country People, an Endangered Species, a literary anthology. Good Food Stories, about smaller suppliers and retailers who avoid the agribusiness and supermarkets nexus, Little Gidding, Then and Now; and Stiffkey and Cockthorpe, a story of Norfolk People. I am now putting together an anthology of ecological poems, having retired to Oundle in Northamptonshire.