About me  ....

In past lives I have been ....

   - a vicar in West London

   - a leader of the Lee Abbey Community Holiday and

     Conference Centre in North Devon.

   - a full time lecturer and tutor at Trinity Theological

     College, Bristol where I was Director of Pastoral

     Studies, co-ordinated the Spirituality program, taught

     some C20 church history and Evangelism.

   - Director of Ministry Development in the diocese of Lichfield (an area covering

     much of the West Midlands). Responsible for all aspects of the in-service training

     and resourcing programs, clergy support and formation, leadership development

     and ministerial review.

   - a ‘free-range priest’ working in areas of personal spiritual accompaniment, 

    prayer and retreat, vocational guidance, Christian faith, leadership and ministry 

    development, team and community building. 

    I have published a number of books on areas of Christian faith, spirituality, prayer 

    and human development. (click here for more)

I am now

   - Associate Director of Ordinands and Warden of Readers in Diocese of Gloucester

     while continuing to write and speak.

I am a Christian and ordained minister in the Church of England

   - long captivated by a profound, compelling and ancient faith that now urgently

      seeks new ways of being present to an exciting and restless culture, but one

      impulsively adrift from any spiritual roots and unable to recognize its perils.

I am an explorer

   - trying to live from the edge - mixing silence, reflection and contemplative prayer   

    with the work described above. These are exciting but easily confusing times for 

    people of all faiths and none. Many of the familiar landmarks by which we

    navigate our paths  through life are no longer there or have lost their meaning.

    Whole patterns of  belonging and of knowing ourselves have changed.

    What kind of churches, communities (or world) will emerge from this is not clear.

    How individuals and communities live and pray faithfully through such times needs 

    much wisdom. Theologically and practically we will be exploring and  

    experimenting for the foreseeable future.