About the Authors

Pilgrim has been written by a team of writers and theologians from across the Church of England. As well as four lead authors, many individuals from across the Church have contributed.

 

Lead Authors

Stephen Cottrell     

 

Stephen Cottrell

Stephen Cottrell is the Bishop of Chelmsford, and a prolific and much-loved author. Before serving as Bishop of Reading from 2004 to 2010, Stephen was the Canon Pastor at Peterborough Cathedral. He has worked as an Associate Missioner with Springboard, and has also been a Diocesan Missioner for Wakefield.

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Paula Gooder  

 

Paula Gooder

Paula Gooder is a freelance writer and lecturer in Biblical studies, a Reader in the Church of England and a lay member of the General Synod. She is also Theologian in Residence for the Bible Society, and an honorary Canon Theologian at Birmingham and Guildford Cathedrals. Visit Paula's personal site.

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Steven Croft 

 

Steven Croft

Steven Croft is the Bishop of Oxford. A former Bishop of Sheffield and Archbishop's Missioner and the first Team Leader of Fresh Expressions, he is the author of many acclaimed books including Jesus' People: What the Church should do next and editor of Mission-shaped Questions. 

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Robert Atwell         

 

Robert Atwell

Robert Atwell is the Bishop of Exeter. He is the compiler of Celebrating the Saints, Celebrating the Seasons, and three anthologies of readings for special occasions: Gift, Love and Remember. His other books include Spiritual Classics from the Early Church, The Contented Life and The Good Worship Guide.

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Contributors       

Follow Book 1: Turning to Christ

Nick Baines

 
Nick Baines

Nick Baines is the Bishop of Leeds. He is the Anglican co-chair of the Meissen Commission (which develops relations between the Church of England and the Evangelische Kirche in Germany), chair of the Sandford St. Martin Trust, and represents the Archbishop of Canterbury in international interfaith conferences. He blogs at: http://nickbaines.wordpress.com

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Stephen Conway       

 
Stephen Conway

Stephen Conway is the Bishop of Ely. In 2002 he became Archdeacon of Durham and Canon Treasurer of the Cathedral. Following his consecration in June 2006, he served in the Diocese of Salisbury as Bishop of Ramsbury.

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Follow Book 2: The Lord's Prayer

Loretta Minghella

 
Loretta Minghella

Loretta Minghella is the Director of Christian Aid. She is a lawyer by training who, after practising as a criminal litigator, began a career in financial regulation. She was awarded the OBE in the New Year's Honours 2010 in recognition of her contribution. She leads Christian Aid's involvement in Aprodev (a group of 17 European church-related development agencies) and is a member of the British Overseas Aid Group (BOAG) and the Disasters Emergency Committee.

 

 

Follow Book 3: The Commandments

Andrew Watson

 
Andrew Watson

Andrew Watson is the Bishop of Guildford. A former Suffragan Bishop of Aston, he has previously led churches in Redditch, Notting Hill and Twickenham. He is author of the books The Fourfold Leadership of Jesus and Confidence in the Living God.

 

 

Victoria Matthews

 

 Victoria Matthews JPG

Victoria Matthews is the Bishop of Christchurch, New Zealand. She previously served as the Bishop of Edmonton, Canada. During her episcopacy in New Zealand, she has continued to be in high demand as a retreat leader and guest lecturer. She particularly enjoys leading youth pilgrimages, and has a passion for developing young leaders in the church.

 

 

 J John

 

 J John

J.John is a renowned international Christian speaker. His much-loved art of storytelling helps people to discover spiritual meaning in a way that makes sense of everyday life.

 

 

 Lucy Winkett

 

 Lucy Winkett

Lucy Winkett is the Rector of St James Piccadilly, Diocese of London. Her books include the Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book 2010, Our Sound is Our Wound, and she is a regular contributor to Radio 4's "Thought for the Day".

 

 

 Alan Smith

 

 Alan Smith

Alan Smith is the Bishop of St Albans. Before being appointed he spent seven years as Bishop of Shrewsbury covering the north half of Shropshire. He also served in Pudsey in West Yorkshire, Linton in North Devon, Walsall and Stoke-on-Trent. He has written several books on subjects as diverse as ethnic minority religion, rural issues and leadership.

 

 

 Joanne Grenfell

 

 Joanne Grenfell

Joanne Grenfell is Archdeacon of Portsdown in the Diocese of Portsmouth. She was previously a residentiary canon in Sheffield Cathedral, and both director of ordinands and dean of women’s ministry in the Sheffield diocese. She has published in the fields of sixteenth-century literature and cultural geography, literature and theology, women’s pastoral theology, and urban ministry. She is an occasional Church Times columnist.

 

 

Follow Book 4: The Beatitudes

Helen Ann Hartley

 
Helen Ann Hartley

Helen Ann Hartley is the Bishop of Waikato, New Zealand. She served her curacy as part of a rural team ministry before being appointed Director of Biblical Studies and lecturer in New Testament at Ripon College, Cuddesdon. She was formerly Dean of the College of St John the Evangelist, Auckland.

 

 

Emma Ineson

 

Emma Ineson

Emma Ineson is Principal of Trinity College Bristol. She was ordained in 2000 having researched and taught at Birmingham University. Her doctorate is in Liturgy and Sociolinguistics and she is the author of Busy Living and Celebrating Community.

 

 

Martin Warner

 

 Martin Warner

Martin Warner is the Bishop of Chichester. Previously residentiary Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral in London, he was then selected as suffragan Bishop of Whitby in the Diocese of York and has served in the parishes of the Cleveland archdeaconry. He is a regular contributor to the Church Times and has written five books.

 

 

Grow Book 1: The Creeds

Mary Gregory

 
 

Mary has been the Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Kirk Sandall and Edenthorpe since 2008. Alongside her parish role she is also the Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands, working with those exploring a vocation to ordained ministry. Prior to ordination, Mary worked for the Prison Service for ten years, latterly as Deputy Governor of HMP and YOI Moorland near Doncaster.

   

Graham Tomlin

 
 Graham Tomlin 2

Graham Tomlin is the Suffragan Bishop of Kensington in the Diocese of London. In 2005 he helped found St Paul’s Theological Centre, which is now part of St Mellitus College, where he served as Principal until 2015. He was previously a curate in Exeter, Chaplain of Jesus College Oxford, and tutor in Historical Theology at Wycliffe Hall, where he eventually became Vice Principal. 

   

Martyn Snow

 
 Martyn Snow

Martyn Snow is the Bishop of Leicester. He was born and raised in Indonesia and worked as a Vicar and youth chaplain in West Africa. His ministerial life back in the UK has been spent in Sheffield and Rotherham where he trained for his curacy, becoming a Vicar and an Area Dean before being appointed Archdeacon and then Suffragan Bishop of Tewksbury.

   

Jane Williams

 
 

Jane Williams teaches Christian doctrine at St Mellitus College. She is also a visiting Lecturer in Theology at King’s College London, and previously taught at Trinity College Bristol. She is regularly invited to teach and speak all over the world, and is involved in promoting theological education in other parts of the Anglican Communion.

 

 

Grow Book 2: The Eucharist

John Inge

 
 

John Inge read and then taught chemistry prior to ordination. As a priest he worked for several years in education as a chaplain before becoming vicar of an inner-city parish on Tyneside, then Canon Missioner at Ely Cathedral, Bishop of Huntingdon, and, since 2008, Bishop of Worcester. He chaired the Board for Mission and Social Responsibility in the Diocese of Newcastle, and is now a Trust Protector of Common Purpose.

   

 

Simon Jones

 
 Simon Jones

Before taking up his post at Merton College, Simon served his curacy at Tewkesbury Abbey. He has completed a PhD in Syrian baptismal theology, and his current research interests include recent revisions of Anglican baptismal rites, Gregory Dix and the origin and development of marriage rites. He is a member of the Church of England Liturgical Commission, the Oxford Diocesan Liturgical Committee and is also liturgy tutor at St Stephen's House, Oxford.

   

John Pritchard

 
 John Pritchard

John Pritchard retired as Bishop of Oxford in October 2014. Previously he was Bishop of Jarrow, Archdeacon of Canterbury and Warden of Cranmer Hall, Durham. His only ambition was to be a vicar, which he was in Taunton for eight happy years.

   

Angela Tilby

 
Angela Tibly

Angela Tilby is a Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, and is Continuing Ministerial Development Adviser for the Dicoese of Oxford. Prior to that she was Vice-Principal of Westcott House, Cambridge, and a senior producer at the BBC, where she made several acclaimed television prgrammes and series. She is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day.

 

Grow Book 3: The Bible

Vivienne Faull

 
                                     

Vivienne Faull, now Dean at York Minster, was the first woman appointed by the Church of England to a cathedral deanery when she became dean at Leicester in 2000. She has been at the forefront of the campaign to improve the role of women in the Church and is one of the Church's highest-ranking women.

   

Rosemary Lain-Priestley

 
 Rosemary Lain Priestley (credit Rosalind Hobley Photography)

Rosemary Lain-Priestley is a priest and writer, and also works as Dean of Women's Ministry in the central area of the London Diocese where she also serves as Associate Archdeacon. She worked as an immigration adviser on marriage and asylum applications prior to serving her curacy. She then worked for seven years in the diverse community of St Martin-in-the-Fields church, London.

   

David Moxon

 
 

The Most Reverend David Moxon is the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy See and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome. He was formerly the Bishop of Waikato, Senior Bishop of the New Zealand Dioceses, and an Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. He was awarded a Knighthood of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2014 New Year's Honours.

 

Grow Book 4: Church and Kingdom

Ann Morisy

 
Ann Morisy    

Ann is a community theologian and lecturer. She directed the Commission that wrote the report ‘Faithful Cities’ and has written on the spirituality of public transport, ageing, and neighbourliness as a radical.

   

John Preston

 
 

John Preston is the Church of England’s National Stewardship Officer.

   

Rachel Treweek

 
 Rachel Treweek

Rachel Treweek recently became the Bishop of Gloucester and the Church of England's first ever female diocesan bishop. She was previously the Archdeacon of Hackney in the Diocese of London.

   

David Walker

 
 

David Walker is the Bishop of Manchester.