Revd David Sargent is the Team Rector. David’s background is in teaching (in the UK and with CMS in Uganda) and outdoor adventure activities, having worked in residential centres in Scotland for four years. He comes from a non-conformist background and was especially drawn to the Anglican Church by the breadth of worship traditions, the desire to hold together very different people and the importance of the parish as a basic unit for ministry and mission. David was ordained in 1996 after training at Cranmer Hall. His curacy in Hazel Grove, Stockport in Chester Diocese was followed by five years as Vicar at Hooton (Ellesmere Port). He, Anne and their three school-age children moved to Penrith in 2006.