Fr. Andrew Heyes was born and raised in the North West of England. He began attending church when he was 14 due to joining a Church of England youth organization then known as the Church Lads’ Brigade.
He left school at 16 to begin working and training as an Architectural Technician. Meanwhile, as a hobby, he was lead singer and lead guitarist in a local rock band. He eventually attended college to earn an honors degree in Theology & Religious Studies, and then undertook post-graduate studies in theology that led to his ordination in the Church of England.
After working in parishes in England, Fr. Andrew was called to serve at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, Tampa, where he began his current ministry in November 2006.
Fr. Andrew has a number of hobbies: he continues to play guitar, loves electronics, reads widely, loves all things Apple Mac (except the price), and wants to adopt a dog that isn’t smarter than him. His dog, Winston, says: “Four out of five ain’t bad”.
Most often heard saying: “There are no such things as coincidences – only God-incidences”.
Fr. Andrew became an American citizen in 2013. He is still working on the language.