Father Cecil was born on 12th February 1959. He was brought up in South Africa. At the time of his birth and, until the early 1990s, there was a system of APARTHEID in operation throughout the country whereby white South Africans (who made up a small minority of the overall population) were segregated from black South Africans (ho formed a large majority of the population. The laws which affected the black community were oppressive and they were the victims of poor education and poor living conditions. Father cecil was not really aware of the practical effects of apartheid until, as a young man, he joined an Anglican theological college in a multiracial area.
Father Cecil came to England to work as an Anglican priest and he worked in the Anglican diocese of Worcester. Eventually, though, he decided that he wished to convert and become a member of the Roman Catholic Church, and on 7th June 2008, he was ordained as a Catholic priest for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham. His placements, since then, are listed below:
2008-2011 Chaplain to Selly Oak and Stourbridge hospitals.
2011-2012 Chaplain to the Queen Elizabeth hospital, Birmingham
2012-2017 Parish Priest of St. Mary's, Brieley Hill and Our Lady of Lourdes, Kingswinford.
2017 - Parish Priest of Our Lady and St Brigid's, Northfield, Birmingham AND Parish Priest of St. John Fisher, West Heath, Birmingham