Revd Canon Dr David Hewlett

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Job Title Principal
Telephone 0121 452 2603

I have been Principal of the Queen's Foundation since 2003 but have been closely involved in theological education in other forms – as Principal of a regional course and a Local Ministry Scheme, and as a tutor in a theological college and a lecturer in a University department.  A post in Ireland was formative where much that appeared familiar turned out to be different, where the scandal of separated churches was brought forcibly home, and where my commitment to theological education was formed.

As an Anglican priest I have served in parishes in North London and Cornwall but am also authorised by the Methodist Conference to serve as a Methodist minister. I am an honorary canon (emeritus) of Truro Cathedral and an honorary canon of St Phillips Cathedral in Birmingham. I studied theology at Durham, being awarded a PhD for the thesis: Substitution and Representation: patterns of thought in Christian atonement theology

BA Hons Theology (first class) Durham University
PhD Durham University
Roles at Queen's

I contribute to courses in Anglicanism and Leadership. My primary interests are as a practical theologian in areas such as forgiveness and reconciliation, politics and economics, where practice and theology, church and society, are in dialogue.

External roles and responsibilities

In addition to serving as a parish priest I have served in a wide range of roles in both the Church of England and the Methodist Church: as a Bishops’ Advisor for candidates, and as a member of District and Connexional Selection Committees for the Methodist Church. I have had long experience of working in validation processes for the Churches and various universities. 

I am on the Council of St Phillip’s cathedral.  I am a trustee of the Nehemiah Foundation which works to develop resilient and sustainable neighbourhoods, where people can live together well regardless of their faith, cultural heritage and country of origin, and to optimize the contribution of Faith Communities in helping to achieve this vision.