|Job Title||Director of Anglican Formation and Tutor in Liturgy and Worship|
I have been teaching at Queen’s since 2007, and find it a fabulously stimulating place to work, with such a diverse range of colleagues and students. Way back, I trained as a Civil Engineer at Loughborough University, and for a short while worked in sewage. The link between liturgy and sewage? – both rely on good flow.
1987 BA (Hons) Civil Engineering Loughborough University 1991 BA (Hons) Theology Durham University
- Roles at Queen’s
- My teaching focuses around liturgy and worship and I have also contributed to modules to do with ministerial practice, spirituality and Anglican identity.
I am the Director of Anglican Formation, which means overseeing the training of our Anglican ordinands, and working closely with Jane Craske, my Methodist colleague, with whom I co-direct the Centre for Ministerial Formation at Queen’s.
I also oversee chapel-related matters, such as our worship rotas and pattern of services.
- External roles and responsibilities
- I am a Church of England presbyter, ordained deacon in 1991 and presbyter in 1992. I have served in a range of churches of different traditions with the Church of England, across a range of dioceses (including Leicester, Rochester, and Wakefield). I was Minister-in-Charge of an Anglican-Methodist Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP) church just outside Chatham, and before I came to Queen’s I was Team Rector of Morley, in West Yorkshire, for five years. Between 1997 and 2002 I worked for Praxis, a Church of England organisation committed to liturgical renewal and education, as their National Education Officer, and played a part in helping the Church to understand and use the (then) new Common Worship services.
I was a member of the Church of England Liturgical Commission from 2011-2021, and am now a consultant to it. In that role I am the Church of England representative on the Liturgy and Worship subcommittee of the Methodist Church Faith and Order Committee.
I’m also a member of the Society for Liturgical Study (SLS) and the Group for Renewal of Worship (GROW – which produces booklets in the Grove Worship series).
- Research interest
- My research interests are focused around the intersection of liturgy and Anglican identity, and around what online worship has done to worship, especially in terms of how it has changed what participation looks like.
- Beyond Common Worship: Anglican Identity and Liturgical Diversity (SCM Press, 2013)
- Worship That Cares: An Introduction to Pastoral Liturgy (SCM Press, 2012)
- Finding Your Way Around Common Worship: A Simple Guide (CHP, 2011) –
- Connecting with Baptism: a practical guide to Christian initiation today, (CHP, 2007) – co-editor (with Trevor Lloyd and Ian Tarrant)
- Liturgical Worship: A basic introduction (Revised and Expanded Edition) (CHP, 1st ed.2002; 2nd ed. 2018)
- Producing Your Own Orders of Service (CHP/Praxis, 2000)
- Common Worship Today, (HarperCollins, 2001; St John’s Extension Studies, 2007) – co-editor (with Gilly Myers)