Hi, I’m Geoff Court. I live in Herne Bay in Kent. I am married to Jo and we have two grown up “children”, Ivy who lives in London and, and James who lives in Bristol with his wife, Jazz and their three daughters. I enjoy cycling, walking and sea swimming. I also enjoy cooking, making yoghurt, baking bread and brewing (and drinking) beer.
I am the Pioneer Minister at St Peter’s CofE Church in Whitstable. I am passionate about working with children and their families, and helping to encourage and nurture positive relationships between children and their parents. Previously I was the Children and Families Minister at St John’s Methodist Church in Whitstable where, in 2013, I helped establish the Whitstable Who Let The Dad’s Out? group.
As a man in an early year’s context, in which most of the adults that I meet are female, I feel that it is particularly important to engage with and encourage fathers and provide them with the opportunity to meet with other dads and their children.