Revd Doug Chaplin

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Job Title Associate Tutor 
Worcester Diocesan Director of Reader Training
Telephone 01905 732817
Twitter @dougchaplin

I have been ordained in the Church of England for 30 years, and spent most of those in Worcester Diocese. Throughout my ministry I have been involved in lay training courses, especially for Licensed Lay Ministry (Reader Ministry), and since 2004 have run our diocesan course. In 2013 we entered a partnership with Queens for this training.

I trained for ordination at St John’s Nottingham, learning how to swim as a catholic fish in an evangelical pond, and mostly enjoyed the experience. I have an interest in the New Testament, especially Paul, and also, particularly from a practical point of view, in Liturgy. I’m also very interested in issues of interpretation and communication, which blends well with my hobby of photography.

1998 M.Phil – New Testament University Of Birmingham
1984 Postgraduate Diploma In Theology University Of Nottingham
1981 B.A. (Hons) – English (MA 1991) University Of Cambridge
Roles within Queen's

I teach on formational modules and the use of the Bible.

External roles and responsibilities

I am Mission Development Officer for the Diocese of Worcester, with areas of work covering social responsibility, world mission partnerships and lay training.

Research interests

Socio-cultural influence on the early development of Christian practice and doctrine. 


Leading Common Worship Intercessions: A Simple Guide (London: CHP, 2009)