Kevin Carey

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Kevin Carey is one of Sacristy Press’s founding and most prolific authors, writing Christian literature in all major forms: novels, non-fiction, plays and verse. Kevin was an IT consultant between 1997 and his retirement in 2018, specialising in access to technology by people with disabilities, the poor and the elderly. He has also been Chair of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB; 2009–17), a Member of Ofcom’s Content Board (2003–06) and Chair of Ofcom’s Community Radio Panel (2005–13).

He is a Reader in the Church of England, singing in three church choirs, and was a Member of General Synod from 2005 to 2010.

Towards a Kinder Church

GUEST BLOG: As part of our #ThemeOfTheMonth focus on injustice Kevin Carey, author of The Judas Church, gives a cry to action and reform for the modern Church. The row in the Church of England over the status of same sex relationships, which has preoccupied us for the past decade, follows a dis…

Added about 2 years ago.

New Beginnings and Old Roots for The Book of Common Prayer

GUEST BLOG: With a new liturgical year just around the corner, we’re focusing on some of our liturgical resources as part of our November #ThemeOfTheMonth: New Beginnings. In this week’s blog Kevin Carey, author of Stir Up, O Lord: A Companion to the Collects, Epistles, and Gospel…

Added about 3 years ago.

A Parish Nativity Play for Adults

GUEST BLOG: How can we reinvigorate the Christmas story in today’s world and incorporate adults into the increasingly popular ‘nativity play’ format? #BookOfTheMonth author Kevin Carey might just have an answer… The Western World has almost lost Easter, reduced as it is…

Added about 5 years ago.

The enduring value of the Book of Common Prayer

GUEST BLOG: #BookOfTheMonth author Kevin Carey explores the enduring appeal of the old familiarity of the Book of Common Prayer. Since the arrival of the Alternative Service Book and then Common Worship, many have assumed that the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) is now only used for Matins and…

Added about 6 years ago.

The Crucifixion: a personal or public matter?

GUEST BLOG: Is the Crucifixion a personal or public matter? Kevin Carey, author of Cross Purposes, reveals his thoughts. The tragedy of Reformation Protestantism is that it both confirmed and then gave new impetus to the notion that Christianity fundamentally concerns the relationship between God…

Added about 6 years ago.

Why do we need a Parish Passion Play anyway?

Kevin Carey reflects upon the inspiration behind his work and the challenges of writing his Passion Play for parish churches.  If what we do in church is more a matter of accident and tradition than design, this is even more so in how we celebrate Christian events outside church: Mediev…

Added about 7 years ago.

Kevin Carey: Bringing the Passion narrative to life

How did author Kevin Carey bring the Passion narrative to life in Parish Passion Play? He reveals all in the foreword to the work... This Parish Passion Play is written primarily for people who can read well but have never acted. My hope is that it will be read during Holy Week. …

Added about 7 years ago.

Brexit Blog: A nasty campaign

Kevin Carey (Chairman of RNIB) shares his thoughts on the EU referendum.  It is massively ironic that Brexit took place a week before the commemoration of the Battle of the Somme. For Christians, pooled sovereignty is a formalist, shallow response to Jesus who called for love; but even at th…

Added about 8 years ago.

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