Anglican priest, pilgrimage leader and prayer guide.
Welcome to his website!
Like many priests I have developed materials for Christian education and formation, and the main purpose of this website is to make them available to anyone who might find them helpful. They are freely available for use in parishes or by individuals.
I also give details of recent and forthcoming pilgrimages, retreats and publications. New material is added from time to time, and details are given on this page.
Chichester Cathedral Lent Lectures 2021
During Lent I gave a series of seven lectures via Zoom for Chichester Cathedral based on my book Light in the Darkness. The text of the lectures can be read here.
Reflections during the Corona Pandemic
Beginning in Holy Week last year I have posted a weekly reflection during the Coronavirus pandemic. Now the year has run full circle the series has reached its end. The last one will be on Easter Day, April 4th. The series of meditations I wrote for Holy Week are available on the Talks page together with all the reflections in the series.
- Palm Sunday – Sacrifice and Victory read now
LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS – my new book on Hope?
Light in the Darkness is an exploration of the path of Christian hope. Taking to heart the petition in the Lord’s Prayer that the Kingdom shall come on earth as it is in heaven, I explore what it means to place our hope in Christ: What does it mean for human society and for us individually if we really want heaven on earth? The Christian hope is often thought of simply as a hope for the life to come, but, I argue, if we are true to Jesus’ prayer, then our hope cannot be limited to the life to come, but is also for the life here and now – as the Christian Aid slogan put it, We believe in life before death. Further information and how to obtain a copy is on the Books page. (Oct ’20)
MEDARD’S JOURNEY – a pilgrim’s journey
Published in the autumn of 2019, Médard’s Journey brings together the talks that I gave on the 2014 and 2019 pilgrimages. It is based on the experiences of two medieval pilgrims, Médard, a wool merchant from La Chaise Dieu, and Robert, Under-Steward to the Vicompte Beaucaire. The reflections help us to enter into the world of medieval pilgrimage, and to explore the spiritual journey of the two pilgrims – their questions and concerns have quite a contemporary ring! Details and a Review on the Pilgrimage page.
Médard’s Journey is illustrated, and is available in the print version only. Copies (£12) may be ordered via the contact page. (Dec ’19)