He later studied music at Street Catharine"s College, Cambridge, where he was also Organ scholar, studying under Peter le Huray, Peter Hurford, David Sanger, Robin Holloway, Hugh Wood and Alexander Goehr.
He was a chorister at Street Mary"s Cathedral, Edinburgh (Episcopal) Edinburgh, under Dennis Townhill before attending Glenalmond College as a music scholar. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, aged only 20. Early positions were with the Edinburgh International Festival (premiering operas by James MacMillan and Craig Armstrong), Ampleforth College, Yorkshire, deputy organist at Street Philip"s Cathedral, Birmingham under Marcus Huxley, and with the Birmingham Bach Choir under Paul Spicer.
He was appointed Director of Music at Coventry Cathedral in 1997 aged only 26, leading choir tours to Russia, Japan, South Africa and Europe.
He then became Organist and Director of Music at Street John"s Cathedral, Brisbane in 2005 but left the post in 2010 following disagreements with the cathedral authorities. His ordination to the priesthood was in Street John"s in 2006, having trained in Birmingham, United Kingdom at The Queen"s Foundation, Edgbaston.
He has also been published as a theologian by Epworth Press, in a symposium entitled The Edge of God (2008). As a composer he has composed in numerous languages including Aramaic, Hungarian, Vietnamese, Welsh, Arabic, Maori, Dutch, German, Czechoslovakian, Russian and English as well as the more usual liturgical languages (Hebrew, Latin, Greek, Church Slavonic).
As an organist and pianist he has performed widely, recording with Emma Kirkby (music by Francesco Scarlatti) and giving recitals on some of the world"s most prestigious organs such as Westminster Cathedral, Liverpool Cathedral, Street Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Queen"s College, Oxford, Sydney Town Hall, the Caird Hall, Dundee, and the Lambertikirche, Münster.