Now it is to be restored and reopened as a 'city centre resource church' in a joint project between the Diocese of Coventry and Holy Trinity Brompton
, in London.
Following a different career path he got irreversibly side tracked by Holy Trinity Brompton
, a Church of England institution most famous for developing and exporting the Alpha Course, an introduction to the Christian faith.
Speaking at Holy Trinity Brompton
leadership conference at the Royal Albert Hall, London, he said: "We cannot live for our cause to win, we have to live for His cause to win.
The flurry of bets in south-west London - where the ex-oil trader is a member of the evangelical movement Holy Trinity Brompton
- led to allegations of insider trading.
The series of bets was placed in South West London - where the former oil trader, 56, is a member of the evangelical church movement Holy Trinity Brompton
He became vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton
Church in London in 2005.
They had never heard of Holy Trinity Brompton
where the course originated, and had been given the materials by a pastor from the west coast of America who simply handed them to them and said, "You ought to be running this course.
The building is Holy Trinity Brompton
, (known to everyone as HTB), the favoured marriage venue of the officers in the better cavalry regiments, and now the epicentre of the Alpha movement.
Mr Skelsey, whose life was transformed after attending a course at Holy Trinity Brompton
in London in 1994, has since helped on 25 Alpha courses.
Will Young is a regular at the happy clappy Holy Trinity Brompton
Anglican church in London's Knightsbridge.
Originated at Holy Trinity Brompton
, an Anglican church in London, England, the course is presented with the same materials and format regardless of which Christian denomination hosts the course.
A memorial service for Nigel Kent-Lemon is to be held at noon on Friday, March 26 at Holy Trinity Brompton
, in Knightsbridge in London.