With a name like Gareth, it’s no surprise that I am nominally Welsh, though by an accident of birth (my mother and father were driving back to Wales from London when I decided to put in an appearance) I was born in Windsor, Berkshire. I was brought up at various times in West London and South Wales, and went to university in both Brighton and Liverpool. I’ve worked all over London and the South of England, and I moved to take up this post in Chelmsford in November 2016.
I have been involved in church music since I was very young, firstly helping my aunt in the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist chapel where she played the organ, then with URCs in West London. A lot of my career since has been as Director of Music at several major Anglican parish churches, and now here I am back with the URC in this new, important and exciting role.