Lawrie has been a Reader [Lay Minister] for some 20 years.
He was licensed to St Mary Magdalene in 2010, having serviced in neighbouring parishes which are now part of the North West Kent Rural Group. He lives in New Ash Green a village within The Group ministry.
His career was spent in teaching at both secondary and primary levels. He remains a school governor and on the Rochester Board of Education.
His main ‘geekish’ interest is heritage railways and he volunteers on one in the ‘West Country’ which is where his family roots are. (Perhaps one day he will get to retire there!)
Meanwhile he loves to travel as he has family/family connections in the USA and Canada.
He supports development work in Zimbabwe and Kenya, countries he has visited.