Father Matthew is a Priest in the Church of England currently serving his Assistant Curacy in the West Hereford Team Ministry. He studied for his BA in Theology, Mission & Ministry at Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford.
Matthew is one of four ‘Vicars’ who were followed by the BBC Two series ‘A Vicar’s Life’ which aired in the early part of 2018. He is described by the show’s producers as:
Father Matthew Cashmore, Assistant Curate in West Hereford is fresh out of college and full of ideas – he wants to change the world or at least Hereford. Giving up a successful executive career, he sees God’s spark in everyone and wants to help people find it for themselves. Determined to wear his ankle-length black cassock at all times, he’s spent his first few months providing practical help and love to some of the most vulnerable and marginalised, including a homeless woman who had resorted to living on a roundabout and taking the fruits of the parish’s harvest festival to the soup kitchens of the Calais refugee camps.
In the past Matthew traveled by motorbike across Europe, Morocco, the Baltics and Russia. He is also well known as one of the instrumental organisers of Hack Day, Mashed and Over the Air developer events – his love of technology also hits the road; he tests out new kit and tech ideas along the way.
He enjoys blogging and making videos about life on the road, camp cooking and life in the countryside. His last jaunt took him to Budapest via the Swiss Alps. He also raises money for charities along the way – including testicular cancer and for a local community centre. His popular short films can be seen on YouTube and his ramblings can be seen right here on his blog.
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