Paddy is a retired London solicitor and a reader at Christ Church. He is married to Ann and they have three grown up children.
In his 40s he took a 5 year sabbatical from his law practice when he was appointed leader of the Christian community of about 35 lay men and women running Scargill House, a holiday conference centre in the Yorkshire Dales. Afterwards he returned to his law firm.
Retiring from the law at 65, he then took a diploma in counselling at London University and has worked as a counsellor within the NHS and privately.
He enjoys hill-walking, reading and watching rugby and cricket.