Born in Pembrokeshire, Wales on 3 August 1946, he was educated at Portsmouth Polytechnic. He was a Research assistant then a Lecturer there until 1986; after which he studied for ordination at Salisbury and Wells Theological College.  He was an Assistant Curate at St Mary, Alverstoke from 1986 to 1989 and then Priest in charge at St Mary, Hook-with-Warsash until 1998. He was Priest in charge of Holy Trinity, Blendworth, with St Michael and all Angels, Chalton with St Hubert, Idsworth and Diocesan Director of Non-Stipendiary Ministry until 2003 when he became Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight, a post he held until his current appointment in 2006.
He retired in January, 2013. He is married to Lynne and has 6 daughters. 
|Church of England titles|
Kenneth Mervyn Lancelot Hadfield Banting
|Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight
February 2003– November 2006
|Archdeacon of Portsdown
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