Revd Dr Neil Johnson

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Name

Revd Dr Neil Johnson

Job Title

Co-Superintendent minister of Birmingham Methodist Circuit and Methodist presbyter of The Church at Carrs Lane (URC / Methodist LEP).

Email

neilwj67@gmail.com


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Born and raised in the North East of England, for the past 20 years I have lived with my family in Birmingham, where I served in different appointments as a Methodist presbyter.  In 2015 I was awarded a PhD by the University of Birmingham for my research into the Labour Church, a radical Social Gospel movement.  

Qualifications

PhD (Theology)

2015

University of Birmingham

MA (Mission / Theology)

2000

Selly Oak Colleges / University of Birmingham

BA (Hons) (Theology)

1988

Westminster College, Oxford

Roles and Responsibilities

I trained as a Methodist presbyter at Queen’s between 1989 and 1992, and was ordained in 1994.  My ministry has included serving in post-industrial communities, outer urban estates, workplace chaplaincies, and currently in Birmingham city centre. At present I am a Co-Superintendent minister of Birmingham Methodist Circuit and Methodist presbyter of The Church at Carrs Lane (URC / Methodist LEP).

Publications

The Labour Church, the movement and its message (Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics, forthcoming 2017).

‘A new initiative in city centre mission and ministry: Methodist Central Mission, Birmingham’ in Clark, D. (ed.) Reshaping the mission of Methodism: A diaconal church approach (Oldham, Church in the Market Place Publications, 2010).