The son of missionary parents, Tim was born in Tanzania and grew up both in East Africa and the UK. Tim studied theology and philosophy at the University College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth, and completed a Masters in Theology at King’s College, London. He was ordained in 1993 and returned to East Africa to work as Principal of the Church Army Carlile College in Nairobi where he also served his curacy in the Anglian Cathedral.
Prior to becoming the Diocesan Bishop, Tim was General Secretary of the Church Mission Society. He was also a member of the Church of England General Synod, an associate priest in the parish of Ruscombe and Twyford in the Diocese of Oxford, and an honorary Canon Theologian of Coventry Cathedral. As the Bishop of Winchester, Tim is also a member of the House of Lords and holds the portfolio for further and higher education among the Lords Spiritual.