The Very Revd John D Irvine

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The Very Revd John D Irvine


John Irvine practiced at the criminal bar for six years before ordination. After a theology degree from Oxford, he was curate at Holy Trinity, Brompton from 1981 to 1985 where he was involved in the development of the Alpha Course.

In 1985, he and his wife Andrea led the first church plant from HTB to St Barnabas, Kensington where they served for 16 years. In 2001, John was appointed Dean of Coventry where he recruited and trained Justin Welby! In 2012, he became Associate Vicar of Holy Trinity, Cambridge.

John and Andrea have four grown up children and six grandchildren. He enjoys theatre, walking and supporting Tottenham Hotspur.