Andrew WrightSecretary General at The Mission to Seafarers
The Revd Canon Andrew Wright was educated in Oxford, at The University of St Andrews in Scotland, where he studied Theology, and in Cambridge where he prepared for ordination in the Church of England.
His first post, as curate, was in Liverpool’s challenging estates of Norris Green and Croxteth. It was here, he maintains, that his education really began! Three years later he moved to a parish in Carlisle before becoming Vicar of St James with St Thomas, Wigan (the parish with the pier!), also working as Chaplain to Wigan Hospice. In 1991 he returned to Oxford as Chaplain, Head of Religious Studies and Housemaster at St Edward’s School. In 2007 he was appointed as Mission Chaplain and Director of Operations at the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen.
In February 2013 he was appointed Secretary General of The Mission to Seafarers, with the responsibility of leading this global charity through a period of extensive change.
Beyond his work he has a range of interests, including sailing, long distance trekking and cycling. He has been heavily involved in drama, both as actor and director, and his writing has included published travel articles. He also enjoys politics, poetry and history. He relishes a fundraising challenge and once delivered a 24-hour sermon which raised in excess of £5000. He is married and has a son, three daughters and three grandchildren.