The Reverend Andrew Burtt
Andrew was born and educated in New Zealand and after gaining degrees from Massey University and a teaching diploma from Christchurch Secondary Teachers’ College, he began his working life as a secondary school teacher in Stratford, in the North Island. After five enjoyable years teaching geography, he transferred to the other side of the desk to complete his theological studies at St. John’s Theological College in Auckland. He and his wife, Bronwen, then completed joint curacies in the parish of Howick, Auckland, and subsequently travelled to England so that Andrew could apply to become an Army Chaplain. Nine very enjoyable years followed with postings in England, Germany, Hong Kong and the Middle East. With two young boys reaching important points in their education, it was felt that some necessary family stability was required and Andrew transferred back to school teaching combining classroom work with the wider ministry of a school chaplain. Andrew took up the senior chaplain’s role at Brighton College and, after a little over ten years, moved to be chaplain at Portsmouth Grammar School and then on to Cyprus. Both boys are now in their late twenties and early thirties but sadly Bronwen died in 2003. Andrew’s interests include keeping fit, along with walking, reading and cooking. He is very much looking forward to getting to know the parish in Paphos and working alongside fellow colleagues.