David Scott was born in Cambridge, England, in 1947. He was educated at Solihull School, then studied Theology at Durham University and at Cuddesdon College. After ordination he spent two years as curate at Harlow, then was appointed chaplain at Haberdashers' Aske's School. In 1980, he became vicar of Torpenhow and Allhallows in Cumbria, and in 1991 moved to Winchester to become rector of St. Lawrence with St. Swithun-upon-Kingsgate. Scott retired in September of 2010 and now lives in Cumbria. He is an Honorary Canon of Winchester Cathedral and an honorary fellow of the University of Winchester. Scott is credited for writing many poetical works, spiritual works, and plays.