Father Andrew Norman

Hello! My name is Andrew, the Vicar of Beetham and ex-officio Foundation Governor.

I’ve been the Priest in Charge of the parishes of St Michael and All Angels, Beetham and St James, Arnside with Storth since July 2019. Before that I was over on the other side of the Bay as the Assistant Curate of the Cartmel Peninsula Team Ministry serving nine parishes in the south of the Diocese of Carlisle.

As well as serving as being involved here at Beetham, I’m also involved (and serve as a Governor) at Arnside and Storth Church of England Primary Schools. Within the wider Diocese, I’m kept quite busy, serving on various committees including the Bishop’s Council. I’m also one of the Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands, supporting candidates exploring a call to ordained ministry.

I’m a native Cumbrian, born and brought up on Solway Firth in the village of Abbey Town. I studied History as an undergraduate at Selwyn College, Cambridge. Not longer after this I was selected to train by the Church of England for ordained ministry and so completed a Theology degree at the University of Oxford whilst studying at Ripon College Cuddesdon.

I enjoy good quality television, exploring, reading, learning new things, a wide range of music, trying to improve my skills as a cook and laughing.