Rev. Andrew Poppe
Having come from a military background (25 years a commissioned officer in the RAF), I was ordained in 2011 in Salisbury Cathedral and served my Curacy just to the west of Salisbury in a team of 10 Churches.
As my Curacy came to an end, we searched for the place that God might be calling us to and after a number of false starts, were welcomed here as the Vicar of Cowes with two Churches (both St Mary’s and Holy Trinity), and I was licensed on the 4th of March in 2015.
Sarah and I have three children all of whom are grown up, the eldest is a teacher, the second a doctor and our youngest is currently a traveller, spending time in Adelaide, Australia.
Outside of ministry duties Sarah and I enjoy time with our family (who all reside on the mainland - or Australia!) and we also have wider family here on the Island. Personally I enjoy sailing and practical projects such as woodwork, metalwork and am currently building a replica Porsche 356 Speedster car. Otherwise I enjoy reading, particularly historical sea stories.
I am thoroughly enjoying immersing myself in ministry in Cowes and many chaplaincies, and working with the Church family to discern the future models of ministry for this place and where the Lord is calling us all.