Topics

Topics

Church and Gospel
Good News for Today’s World
Ministry and Mission
Sharing Twenty Years Experience
Projects and Initiatives

Science, Tech, Truth and More

Sermons and Talks
A Selection of My Ideas
Reflections on My Life

A Few Stories and Insights

About Me

Life has a tendency to push people towards being specialists. I’ve always resisted that, and tried to maintain a broad spectrum of interests. These cover faith, science, technology, teaching, leadership, truth, and photography. I hope that this brief CV will give you a flavour of the things I’ve enjoyed getting involved in.

 

Academic

  • PhD, Theology, King’s College London: Genesis, Jesus and Genetics (2004-11)
  • BA/MA, Theology, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (1996-98)
  • PhD, Computer Science, Durham University: Software Maintenance by Programme Transformation in a Wide Spectrum Language (1990-94)
  • BA/MA, Mathematics, Worcester College, Oxford (1984-87)

 

Ministry

  • Director of Ministry / Director of Vocations, Diocese of St Albans (2013-date)
  • Residentiary Canon, St Albans Cathedral (2013-date)
  • Continuing Ministry Development Adviser, Diocese of Chelmsford (2003-2013)
  • Priest-in-Charge of Langham with Boxted, Diocese of Chelmsford (2003-2013)
  • Curate, Walcot Parish, Diocese of Bath and Wells (1999-2003)
  • Ordination Training, Ridley Hall, Cambridge (1996-1999)
  • Lay member of the Lee Abbey Community, Devon (1987-89)

 

Science and Technology

  • Lead the Take Your Vicar to the Lab project (2016-date)
  • Chartered Engineer – CEng (1996)
  • Member of the British Computer Society – MBCS (1996)
  • Lecturer in Computer Science, Durham University (1995-96)
  • Researcher and Software Engineer, Durham Software Engineering Ltd. (1989-1995)

 

Teaching Positions

  • Associate Tutor, Eastern Region Ministry Course – ERMC (2013-date)
  • Tutor, London City Lit (2011-14)
  • Tutor, Open Theological College, University of Gloucestershire (2001-05)
  • Tutor and Course Team, Christian Foundations, Diocese of Bath and Wells (1999-2003)

 

Some Courses Taught

  • Artificial Intelligence: A Christian Response
  • Christian Ethics
  • Leadership
  • New Testament: Introduction
  • Preaching Imaginatively
  • Science and Faith
  • Truth, Post Truth, Fake News and Disinformation
  • Unconscious Bias

 

Current Interests and Responsibilities

  • Diocesan Convenor for Mosaic: “Movement of Supporting Anglicans for an Inclusive Church” (2021-date)
  • Member, The Leaders Club (2018-date)
  • Steering Group, Where is Truth Now? project (2018-date)
  • House of Clergy, General Synod (2015-date)
  • Founder, InterFaith St Albans (2015-date)
  • Member, Society of Ordained Scientists (2013-date)
  • Fellow, Royal Society of the Arts, FRSA (1996-date)
  • Proficient photographer with an artistic eye.

 

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