For the next few years he is said to have been a curate in London.
He was ordained in 1842, and worked as a curate at Cuddesdon.
1737), who held the position of curate and lecturer at this church.
Whilst curate in charge at Hurstpierpoint, his thoughts were turned by the murder of two missionaries on the shores of Victoria Nyanza to mission work.
He was ordained curate of Llandingat, Carmarthen, in 1874, and became warden and headmaster of the college, Llandovery, in 1875, holding this position until 1885, when he accepted the living of Carmarthen.