I am Rickey Simpson-Gray, Team Vicar, in the Parish of the Claydons and Claydons and Swan Team Ministry.
A bit about me:
My social friends know me as “Rickey” although my formal name is “Lennox” as my mother and father couldn’t decide and so I have carried dual names ever since. I am married to my lovely wife of 27 years, Nicki.
I am originally from the Diocese of St Albans where I served in two team churches in the Hemel Hempstead Parish. Earlier, I served at Soul Survivor Watford in praise and worship services, festivals, pastoral care and altar ministries. Church of God of Prophecy was the place of my ministry development into a variety of diverse roles. Beyond church, I am a Business Graduate and Fellow Chartered Management Accountant. My wife, Nicki, is a BACP accredited Child Psychotherapist.
I relax by reading and walking. I am a professional bassist of different music genres and am sponsored by Thwaites Stringed instruments and John East Music.
My vision with the help of the Lord is about deepening our faith in God and offering loving service to each other and community in fulfilment of Jesus’ words from Mark’s Gospel: “Love God and others”. By energising our faith, we extend the Parish reach of The Claydons’ shop window of God’s love and generosity in as many practical ways possible.
I hope you’ll be able to join me as we journey together on this exciting road of discovery and opportunity.
Reverend Rickey Simpson-Gray