Canon Robert Cotton

I am honoured to be the chaplain to His Honour Christopher Critchlow, during his shrieval year 2022/23. He and I, as Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Guildford, have served as governors at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford, for many years.

Since arriving in Guildford in 1996, I have had the good fortune to be involved with the Crown Court, the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, the University of Surrey, a variety of schools and housing associations, as well as Guildford Borough Council.

Church life is so much better when it is fully engaged with the community. I have had the pleasure of hosting the Service for the Judiciary at Holy Trinity Church for many years, bringing together a wide variety of volunteers and philanthropists, with those who serve our neighbourhoods in the Police and other emergency services.

Having studied Mathematics and Philosophy at Oxford as my first degree, I completed my training for the priesthood in Leuven, Belgium and Cambridge. Running and walking with a lively Labrador keeps me fit, when time allows.