I grew up in northwest London and worked for some time in the City until joining 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. Ten years later 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 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.
My third book, 'What Do You Seek? Treasure Of Religious Life', exploring the riches that the Life offers to all Christians, was published in 2021.
Do email me at email@example.com if you would like any further information.
It's easy to forget the importance of the heart - not simply the seat of our emotions but that place which holds together all we are - the seat of our deepest desires in God which enfolds the mind to enable us to live with integrity. The Session will begin with a talk and discussion ending with a time of meditation.
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