I was brought up in northwest London and worked for some time in the City until I joined the Society of St. Francis in 1976. I spent 25 years as a Franciscan exercising various ministries and was ordained to the priesthood in 1994. In 2001 I became Rector of the Parish of St. Andrew, Romford and was released from my Vows the following year. In 2011 I left stipendiary ministry to focus into the ministry of Spiritual Direction, leading Quiet Days and Retreats, and, for many years taught at the London Centre for Spiritual Direction. When invited I preside and preach at Mass and now live with my Civil Partner in south-east London.
In 2018 my first book, 'Enfolded in Christ: the Inner Life of a Priest', was published by Canterbury Press followed by my second book 'The Mystery of Faith - Exploring Christian Belief' https://canterburypress.hymnsam.co.uk/books/9781786221803/the-mystery-of-faith Written in accessible language it's aimed at those new to the Christian Faith, curious about it, wanting to explore their understanding or to make more meaningful connections between faith and life.
You can watch a short video produced by Canterbury Press https://youtu.be/k114d_eVzPo.
In September 2021 they will publish my third book, 'What Do You Seek? Treasure Of Religious Life'.
Do email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like any further information.
The Workshop will explore the place of the Heart in Christian devotion with specific attention to the Sacred Heart, and will include simple prayer exercises.
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