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  • Clive Aslet

    Clive Aslet is Editor-at-Large of Country Life, having been architectural editor from 1984, deputy editor from 1989, and editor-in-chief from 1993.…

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    Clive Aslet
  • Peter Atkinson

    Peter Atkinson has been Dean of Worcester since 2007, having previously been a residentiary canon of Chichester, Principal of Chichester Theological…

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    Peter Atkinson
  • Richard Backhouse

    Richard Backhouse read Economics at Selwyn College, Cambridge, with the sincere intention of becoming a journalist. Initially distrac…

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    Richard Backhouse
  • Kathryn Bedford

    Kathryn Bedford was born and grew up in Kent, and completed BA, MA and PhD degrees at Durham University in the departments of Classics, History…

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    Kathryn Bedford
  • Susan Bell

    Susan Bell trained as a teacher at St Hild’s College, Durham, followed by a Masters Degree in Education from Cardiff University. After teachin…

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    Susan Bell
  • Nick Bion

    Nick Bion joined the company his father started shortly after leaving university over 30 years ago. The company, which he now largely…

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    Nick Bion
  • Catherine Bird

    Having previously worked in social policy and research in the voluntary sector, Cathy was ordained as a Presbyter in the Methodist Church in 1997.&n…

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    Catherine Bird
  • Ian Black

    Ian Black is Vicar of Peterborough and Canon Residentiary of Peterborough Cathedral. He has written several popular books of prayers and intercessio…

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    Ian Black
  • Anne Boyd
  • Paul F. Bradshaw

    Paul F. Bradshaw is the Emeritus Professor of Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame, specialising in the history of liturgy. He trained for the pr…

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    Paul F. Bradshaw
  • Frank Canosa

    Frank Canosa is a Visiting Professor at the University of Buckingham, where he has taught post-graduate courses in corporate finance,…

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    Frank Canosa
  • Kevin Carey

    Kevin Carey is the Chairman of RNIB, the UK's leading blindness charity, and a Reader in his parish church. He has been a Member of General Syn…

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    Kevin Carey
  • Stephen Cherry

    Stephen Cherry is Dean of King’s College, Cambridge. Formerly he was a Canon of Durham Cathedral and has extensive experience in parish minist…

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    Stephen Cherry
  • Paula Clifford

    Dr Paula Clifford has published widely on topics as diverse as medieval French and popular theology. Having been a regular contributor to BBC Radio…

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    Paula Clifford
  • Stephen Conway

    Stephen Conway has been Bishop of Ely since 2011. Previously he was Archdeacon of Durham and Bishop of Ramsbury.

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    Stephen Conway
  • Steven Croft

    Steven Croft was born and brought up in Halifax and has lived most of his life in the north of England working as a Vicar in Ovenden in Halifax and…

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    Steven Croft
  • Keith Croxton

    Keith Croxton has been a Trustee Director of Chapter 1 Housing Association since 1996. Prior to that, he was a career civil&nbsp…

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    Keith Croxton
  • Richard Cunningham

    Richard Cunningham is the Director of UCCF: the Christian Unions, a position that he has held since 2004. He was previously Executive Director of th…

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    Richard Cunningham
  • John Davey

    John Davey was born five years before the outbreak of WWII and his earliest memory is of being evacuated from London at the age of four to St Ives,…

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    John Davey
  • Claire Dawson

    Claire Dawson has been priest in charge of St John and St James Church Bootle in the Liverpool Diocese since 2010; she initially joined the parish i…

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    Claire Dawson
  • Prof. Mark Edwards

    Mark Edwards is Professor of Early Christian Studies at Oxford University, and tutor in theology at Christ Church College. His research interes…

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    Mark Edwards
  • Nick Fane

    Nick Fane has been a teacher, education officer, and local government executive, often involved in the complex issues of allocating f…

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    Nick Fane
  • Frank Field MP

    Frank Field has been the Labour MP for Birkenhead since 1979. He chaired the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England from 2005 to 2015 and founded…

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    Frank Field
  • Stuart Fisher

    Stuart Fisher was born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire in 1954 and grew up in Peterlee, County Durham, where he showed a prodigious artistic talent at an…

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    Stuart Fisher
  • David Goodhew

    David Goodhew is Director of Ministerial Practice at Cranmer Hall, a theological college which is part of St John’s College, Durham. He is als…

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    David Goodhew
  • Lionel Green

    Lionel Green grew up in Merton in Surrey, and was a founder member, and ultimately President, of Merton Historical Society. He researched Merton Pri…

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    Lionel Green
  • Barbara Greig

    Barbara Greig was born in Sunderland and lived in Roker until her family moved to Teesdale when she was eight. A voracious reader, she also discover…

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    Barbara Greig
  • Mary C. Grey

    Mary Grey is a Roman Catholic liberation theologian, until recently DJ James Professor of Pastoral Theology at the University of Wales, Visiting Pro…

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    Mary C. Grey
  • David Grieve

    David Grieve is an Anglican priest, married with three grown-up children, who retired in 1989 at the age of 37 due to a breakdown. He writes poetry…

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    David Grieve
  • Jon Grogan

    Jon Grogan is a lawyer and lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He is married with two children.

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    Jon Grogan
  • W. G. Hale

    Professor William G. Hale graduated with a degree in Zoology from the University of Durham in 1959, followed by a PhD in 1962 and a DSc in 1985. He…

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    W. G. Hale
  • Alan Hargrave

    Alan Hargrave was born in a terraced house in the middle of Leeds—an area now buried under university buildings and an inner ci…

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    Alan Hargrave
  • Rosie Harper

    Rosie Harper was born in London, and grew up in Norwich. She is both British and Swiss. After graduating from Birmingham Universi…

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    Rosie Harper
  • Carol Harrison

    Carol Harrison has been Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford since January 2015 and is the first woman to hold this posit…

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    Carol Harrison
  • Nicholas Henshall

    Nicholas Henshall has been Dean of Chelmsford since 2014. He served as a parish priest for fourteen years in inner-city Newcastle, followed by six y…

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    Nicholas Henshall
  • Dr Janet Hodgson

    Born in Cape Town (South Africa) in 1936, Janet has lived at the Cape all her life, except for fourteen years as a mission theologian in the United…

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    Janet Hodgson
  • Peter Hopkins
  • David Hoyle

    David Hoyle has been Dean of Bristol since 2010. Before that he had been a parish priest and more recently Canon Residentiary of Gloucester Cathedra…

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    David Hoyle
  • Colin Humphreys

    Colin Humphreys is a current Director of Research at Cambridge University as well as Professor of Experimental Physics at the Royal Institution in L…

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    Colin Humphreys
  • Marion Husband

    Marion Husband is the bestselling author of the trilogy The Boy I Love.

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    Marion Husband
  • Christopher Irvine

    Christopher Irvine is Canon Librarian and Director of Education at Canterbury Cathedral, and was formerly the Principal of the College of the Resurr…

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    Christopher Irvine
  • Anthony Jennings

    Anthony Jennings read classics and philosophy at Trinity College, Oxford, before qualifying as a solicitor. As Senior Legal Adviser and Company Secr…

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    Anthony Jennings
  • Jane Kennedy

    Jane Kennedy is architect to Ely, Newcastle, and Christ Church (Oxford) cathedrals and is also working with several Roman Catholic cathedrals. She i…

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    Jane Kennedy
  • Chris Larsen

    Chris Larsen was born in Croydon in 1977 and attended the John Fisher School, Purley before studying for a degree in French and European Studies at…

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    Chris Larsen
  • Andrew Lightbown

    Andrew Lightbown was ordained deacon in 2013, and serves in the Schorne team of parishes in Buckinghamshire. Andrew has an MBA, and, before ord…

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    Andrew Lightbown
  • David Lowther

    David Lowther was born in South West London and raised in South Wales. Having trained as a teacher, he worked in secondary schools and in tertiary e…

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    David Lowther
  • Lynn Machin

    Lynn Machin is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at Staffordshire University. She has been involve in leadership, management, curriculum…

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    Lynn Machin
  • Alison Morgan

    Alison Morgan was ordained into the Church of England in 1996. Before her ordination, Alison was a university lecturer. Alison is an associate of Th…

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    Alison Morgan
  • Cormac Murphy-O'Connor

    Cormac Murphy-O'Connor was born in Berkshire in 1932. He began training to become a priest in Rome in 1950 and received a degree in theology. He was…

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    Cormac Murphy-O'Connor
  • James Newcome

    Although he was born and brought up in the South of England, James Newcome has now worked in the North West for more than twenty years. After someti…

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    James Newcome
  • Richard Noble

    Richard Noble became Bursar of Ridley Hall theological college in Cambridge after a career in engineering and business management. Following retirem…

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    Richard Noble
  • Simon Oliver

    Simon Oliver is Van Mildert Professor of Divinity at Durham University and Residentiary Canon of Durham Cathedral, having been on the faculty at Lam…

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    Simon Oliver
  • Andrew Orton

    Andrew Orton is Associate Professor in the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University. Having a professional background in community and…

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    Andrew Orton
  • Jennie Page

    Jennie Page was for ten years (2006–2016) Vice Chair of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England, having been Chief Executive of English H…

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    Jennie Page
  • Marcus K. Paul

    Marcus Paul has two degrees in English and history and has enjoyed a life-long career working with students and sixth formers in universities a…

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    Marcus K. Paul
  • Martyn Percy

     Martyn Percy was ordained as a deacon in 1990 and a priest in 1991. He was later appointed Chaplain and Director of Studies, Christ's Church,…

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    Martyn Percy
  • Catherine Pickford

    Despite being born in Oxford, Catherine Pickford considers herself a committed Northerner. A vicar’s daughter, Catherine spent the first part…

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    Catherine Pickford
  • Stephen Platten

    Stephen Platten is an Assistant Bishop in the Dioceses of London, Southwark, and Newcastle, chairman of Hymns Ancient and Modern and of the governor…

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    Stephen Platten
  • Matthew Porter

    Matthew Porter is Vicar of St Michael le Belfrey in York, a church with a vision to play their part in serving God's transformation of the North. Th…

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    Matthew Porter
  • Mark Powley

    Mark Powley is Principal of Yorkshire Ministry Course, which works with St Barnabas Theological Centre to train ordinands for the Church of England.…

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    Mark Powley
  • Su Reid

    Su Reid grew up in Nottingham, where her father was an Anglican Lay Reader, and then read English at St Anne’s College, Oxford University. She…

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    Su Reid
  • Nigel Rooms

    Nigel Rooms is an Anglican priest, practical theologian and missiologist. He oversees lay and clergy development as the Director of Ministry and Mis…

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    Nigel Rooms
  • Michael Sadgrove

    Michael Sadgrove was Dean of Durham Cathedral between 2003 and 2015.

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    Michael Sadgrove
  • Richard Shephard

    Richard Shephard was a member of Baroness Howe’s Cathedrals Commission, whose report formed the basis of the 1999 Cathedrals Measure. Most rec…

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    Richard Shephard
  • Peter Sills

    Peter Sills was born in north London, and after an initial career teaching law at Kingston University, during which he was called to the Bar, h…

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    Peter Sills
  • Mark Silversides

    Mark Silversides is not your average priest. After a decade serving parishes in the Diocese of Chelmsford, he began work for the Church Pastoral Aid…

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    Mark Silversides
  • Stephen Spencer

    Stephen Spencer began researching William Temple’s life and thought for his doctoral studies at the University of Oxford. Since then he has co…

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    Stephen Spencer
  • Todd Stockdale

    Todd Stockdale is a teaching fellow at Seton Hall University, New Jersey. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh and his research in…

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    Todd Stockdale
  • Mark Tanner

    Mark Tanner is based in Durham where he serves as Warden of Cranmer Hall, training people for mission and ministry. Previously he has lead parishes…

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    Mark Tanner
  • Judith Thomson

    Brought up in Lincolnshire, Judith studied Art in Leicester before moving to Sussex, where she still lives. She is passionate about the seventeenth…

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    Judith Thomson
  • John Thomson

    John Thomson is the Bishop of Selby. Before this he was Director of Ministry in Sheffield Diocese, a vicar in Doncaster, a theological educator in S…

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    John Thomson
  • Graham Turner

    For over thirty years, Graham Turner has served in a variety of parishes, mostly in urban neighbourhoods. Through community enterprises an…

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    Graham Turner
  • Gavin Wakefield

    Gavin Wakefield is Director of Training for Missional Ministry in the Diocese of York, overseeing a team responsible for lay and clergy development.…

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    Gavin Wakefield
  • Justin Welby

    Justin Welby was born in London and educated at Eton College and then Trinity College, Cambridge. Following a career in the oil industry, Justin cho…

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    Justin Welby
  • Patrick Whitworth

    Patrick Whitworth read Modern History at Christ Church Oxford, and a Theology MA in Reformation Studies under T. H. L. Parker at Durham. He has spen…

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    Patrick Whitworth
  • John Wigfield

    John Wigfield was born and educated in West Yorkshire, and has taught Modern Foreign Languages mainly in northern towns, and English in Zimbabwe. Ha…

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    John Wigfield
  • David Willem

    David Willem is the author of Kicking: Following the Fans to the Orient and a former correspondent for The Guardian and&nbs…

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    David Willem
  • Rowan Williams

    Rowan Williams was born in Swansea, Wales in 1950. After studying theology at Christ's College, Cambridge, Rowan attended Wadham College, Oxford and…

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    Rowan Williams
  • Alan Wilson

    Alan Wilson was born in Edinburgh and grew up in London and Kent. After studies at St John’s College Cambridge and doctoral res…

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    Alan Wilson
  • Michael Woolcock

    Michael Woodcock is Lead Social Development Specialist with the World Bank's Development Research Group, and a Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard…

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    Michael Woolcock

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