A bit about me ...
I am a Christian and a priest in the Church of England ....
Long captivated and drawn by this 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.
In past lives I have been ....
A vicar in West London
A chaplain at Lee Abbey Community - a Christian holiday and conference centre in North Devon.
Lecturer and tutor at Trinity Bristol teaching Pastoral Theology, Spirituality, Evangelism and C20 church history.
The Director of Ministry Development in the diocese of Litchfield.
A 'free-range priest' working in areas of personal spiritual accompaniment, prayer and retreat, vocational guidance, Christian faith, leadership and ministry and teaching in various theological course and colleges.
I have published a number of books on areas of faith, spirituality, prayer and human development. (click here for more)
For just a bit longer I am ....
Associate Director of Ordinands and Warden of Readers in the diocese of Gloucester. In January 2019 I will complete a move to Tiverton, Devon and return to being a free-range priest