Rev. David Kitley
||Jan 1967 - July 1969|
||Memories of the School:
A fantastic preparation for life, far better in retrospect than the very tame two years at
an English public school that followed. I was at PoW at the time of transition from an
all-white school to an all-Kenyan school; I remember the Headmaster, Mr Ironside (better known
as 'Tinribs'!) saying that there were 22 nationalities in the school. (Or was it 27?)
Sharing a truly international study! Composed of:|
Handa, and Indian Hindu
Nduru, a Kenyan
Myself of English missionary stock
Remedios, a Roman Catholic from Goa
Allen, a Canadian who said he was an athiest
Dogra, a Sikh (who now runs an Indian restaurant in
Birmingham, ask me for details!)
Rosati, an Italian (he was constantly in fights; did he join the
An all-victorious 1969 Scott House water-polo team! Along with Swimming captain Brian Durrad
(where is he now?). Beating Nicholson House who had some excellent swimmers (the Isherwoods swam
for Kenya) but a really dozey Greek goalkeeper!
Being hungry a lot.....Finances were tight, and amongst other things the school food budget
Memories of walks to the ABC supermarket or the duka, and eating an entire loaf of
bread each! (There's not much you can do after eating a whole loaf of bread!).
I learned to eat
everything, and to value money.
Scott House had a reputation for being fairly rough in those days, and we had our moments.
But there is a tremendous sense of having come through that and survived, and of being far
'richer' for it. Where are the prefects now who had such power and influence, mere lads at the
time? Lawrence Nightingale, Millar, Wayne Job, Maclennan, Ellis, Mike Rodgers?
Since leaving School:
1969-71 A-levels at Monkton Combe School
1972 Switzerland, learning French
1972-75 Degree at Durham University, General Arts in French,
1975-77 Worked in New Delhi, India, in a mission to European
drug-addicts, hippies, drop-
1978-81 Training for ordination into the Church of England, at
Trinity College Bristol (UK)
1979 Marriage to Cathie Steven, a farmer's daughter from
1981-84 Curate at St Stephen's, Tonbridge, Kent
1984-91 Vicar of Emmanuel, Southall, Middlesex
1991-2009 Vicar of Christ Church, Dartford, Kent,
and Rural Dean of Dartford 1997-2006
2009+ Vicar of St Mary's Church, Kippington, Sevenoaks,
and Bishop's Adviser for links overseas.
Achievement - climbed Kili in 1997! Recommend firstname.lastname@example.org as a tour company for
anyone else wishing to do it! They are based in Moshi.
Children: Jonathan born 1987, Helen born 1992
(Registered - 18th June 2003) (Updated - 16th March 2010)
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