He was ordained in 1972 and was a curate at Fenny Stratford, after which he was appointed chaplain of Eton College. He was subsequently vicar of St Mark's Reading then rector of The Ascension, Hulme. While in Hulme he sheltered asylum seeker Viraj Mendis for over two years (December 1986 to January 1989).
After Ripon, he retired to London where he lectured and attended seminars and tours. His funeral service was held at Saint Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield, London.
- Diocesan press release Archived 2011-08-26 at the Wayback Machine.
- Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8.
- "The Reverend John Methuen".
- Crockford's clerical directory Lambeth, Church House, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X.
- Obituary, Daily Telegraph, p. 27, 27 July 2010.
- "Wine, women and evensong: Claims that rocked cathedral".
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