He was organ scholar at Worcester College, Oxford 1948 - 1952.
Whilst organist at St Paul's he would greatly amuse the choristers by turning up for choir practice in his plus fours which he would also wear whilst cycling around the City of London early in the mornings doing a (presumably one of his children's) paper round. On his retirement, he was appointed LVO in the 1990 Queen's Birthday Honours list.
He died in Australia on 15 December 2000.
Assistant organist of:
- Salisbury Cathedral 1954 - 1957
| Organist and Master of the Choristers of Salisbury Cathedral
John Dykes Bower
| Organist and Master of the Choristers of St Paul's Cathedral
- The Succession of Organists. Watkins Shaw.