Stephen Cherry

Photograph of Stephen Cherry

Stephen Cherry is Dean of Kings College, Cambridge. Formerly he was a Canon of Durham Cathedral and has extensive experience in parish ministry and college chaplaincy, having been Chaplain of King’s College, Cambridge for five years and Rector of All Saints with Holy Trinity in Loughborough for twelve. His post at Durham combined cathedral ministry with the leadership of the Diocesan Resource Team, and he was also responsible for Continuing Ministerial Development.

Stephen is the best-selling author of the Archbishop of Canterburys 2011 Lent book Barefoot Disciple and Healing Agony, both published by Continuum.

Stephen is a graduate of Durham and Cambridge Universities with degrees in Psychology and Theology. His PhD from King’s College, London was a theological study of forgiveness which drew on psychology, ethics and literature.

  • Beyond Busyness: Time Wisdom in an Hour

    by Stephen Cherry ★★★★

    Paperback £8.99

    The developed world is suffering from an epidemic of major proportions, and the disease at the heart of it is busyness. We are addicted to doing one thing after another with as little down-time as possible. This is a sickness, a spiritual sickness. This concise book will help you get to grips with Time Wisdom in just an hour.

    Beyond Busyness: Time Wisdom in an Hour - product image
  • Beyond Busyness: Time Wisdom for Ministry

    by Stephen Cherry ★★★★

    Paperback £9.99

    Connecting the reality and experience of time with the demands and realities of ministry today, this book helps ministers to take positive steps towards navigating the very considerable time pressures that many face today.

    Beyond Busyness: Time Wisdom for Ministry - product image

Slow down our lives: an Ash Wednesday message

In his Ash Wednesday sermon, the Dean of King’s College, Cambridge tells us to slow our lives down. God is always first, always prior, always ahead of us. As R.S. Thomas put it, ours is ‘such a fast God’. God is certainly faster than we are. And it is because God is fast that…

Added about 7 years ago.

Brexit Blog: The past is another country

Stephen Cherry, Dean of King’s College, Cambridge, shares his thoughts on the EU referendum.  If a week is a long time in politics then three weeks might be a very, very long time. I was in South London on the day of the referendum in a borough where 80% voted to remain. My home is in …

Added about 8 years ago.

Why Is Giving Up Busyness for Lent such a Significant Spiritual Challenge?

The nice thing about giving up chocolate or beer or some other treat in Lent is that it won’t hurt you or dent your ego to do so, and even better, you will be entirely clear what the rules are. But such Lenten disciplines are very much on the spiritual foothills. To give up something that r…

Added about 11 years ago.

Never miss a beat.

Be the first to know when we publish new books! Join our mailing list for exclusive discounts, author interviews, and more...