Martin became Vicar in June 2014. He is married to Anthea and they have three young children, Silas, Zachary and Imogen. Martin grew up in Durham before studying politics at Edinburgh University. After working in Brussels, in the UK Parliament and as the international campaigns manager for Christian Aid, he trained for ordination in Oxford. Before moving to St Thomas with St Stephen he served at St Michael’s Church, Stoke Gifford, Bristol.