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Visiting Professor



I studied theology at the University of St Andrews and the Queen’s College Birmingham before ordination. My Anglican ministry has included periods in England, Scotland and Wales. I was a curate in the West Midlands before moving to London as a university chaplain. From London, I moved to Scotland where I was Rector of Ayr prior to becoming Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow. From Glasgow, I came to North Wales where, since 1997, I have been Warden of Gladstone’s Library.

I have been involved for most of my ordained life with issues of inclusion / exclusion in church and society. I have also served on the Anglican Peace and Justice Network. Recently my main research interest has been on film and theology, specifically films of faith and doubt. These areas, together with my enthusiasm for Gladstone, my passion for liberal thought and liberal Christianity in particular, are what I lecture and lead courses on, write and broadcast about.

I welcome the increasingly close links between the University and Gladstone’s Library. I was honoured to receive an Hon. DD from University of Chester in 2011 and I am also a Visiting Professor at Glyndwr University.