I'm Fred Ireland and I was born in Leicester. I have been a Methodist minister since 1970 and have looked after churches in Nottingham, Sudbury (in Suffolk), Aylesbury and Thame. I currently have pastoral care of the churches in Bampton, Burford, Carterton and Faringdon. From September I will also be minister at Minster Lovell.
I am married to Susan and we have three married children and two grandchildren. My hobbies include photography and cooking and enjoy watching golf, cricket and the ups and downs of Leicester City Football club.