Charlie Boyle has been the Vicar at All Saints' Branksome Park since 12th September 2013. Prior to ordination into the Church of England in the Diocese of Truro, Charlie and his family were living in West London and attended St Paul’s Hammersmith (www.stp.org). He came to a renewed faith in Jesus Christ through the Alpha course in 1999, at Holy Trinity Brompton, where he met his second wife, Sarah. Before Charlie finally gave in to God's repeated calls to reverse the collar on his shirt, he worked for a global management company (www.talentintelligence) in the oil and gas, airline, food, media and banking sectors. He also did all the in-house legal work, masquerading until the title of European General Counsel. He started his professional life as a commercial litigation solicitor with Clyde and Co, in the City of London and Guildford. He also served as an elected as a Councillor in Hammersmith and Fulham, from 2002-2006, with interests in housing, social care and environmental issues.
Charlie and the family then moved to Cambridge in 2008, whilst he spent two years studying Theology at Ridley Hall, (www.ridley.cam.ac.uk.) Following his ordination in Truro Cathedral in 2010, he served as a curate for three years at St Kea Church (www.stkea.org.uk) south of Truro, Cornwall. They became particularly fond of the surf and seaside, so a seaside parish like All Saints beckoned.
He is passionate about not only nurturing and discipling the congregation at All Saints through Alpha and sound biblical teaching, on Sunday mornings. He also is keen to build bridges between the Church and community through family life courses, such as marriage, parenting and relationship courses. As a divorcee he is also feels called to help see lives restored, through running the Restored Lives Course (www.restoredlives.org.)
Charlie described himself at New Wine the other day as a “Christian, trying to follow and be like Jesus, be a good husband to Sarah, a good father to his four sons, as well as the Vicar to all at and around All Saints, Branksome Park”. As a family they enjoy walking, swimming, gardening, golf and sailing. They are members of the East Dorset Sailing Club and in 2018, a congregation member kindly treated him to membership of the East Dorset Croquet club, however don’t expect any mercy on the croquet field, he can be very competitive!