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I am a British Methodist minister with a passion for Wesleyan theology, church history, missiology and fresh expressions of church.

I completed my PhD. at Cliff College, under the supervision of Revd Dr Martin Wellings. I have presented papers at the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies, the Oxford-Manchester Studies Seminar, the Ecclesiastical History Society Postgraduate Colloquium, and at conferences at Wesley House Cambridge, Englesea Brook Primitive Methodist Chapel and Museum, and Sapienza University of Rome.

My research interests lie in the field of nineteenth-century British Methodism, the Holiness Movement, Revivalism and Nonconformity. My articles and reviews appear in Wesley and Methodist Studies, The Wesleyan Theological Journal, Holiness, The Ranter’s Digest and H-Pietism.

In addition I have been a member of the course writing teams for Mission Shaped Intro (2nd ed.) for Fresh Expressions and for Talking of God and Worship: Leading and Preaching for The Methodist Church. I am an adjunct lecturer at Cliff College, a tutor in ecclesiology for Methodist E-Academy, a part time tutor in Theology and Religious Studies for Oxford University Department of Continuing Education and a Research Associate of Wesley House, Cambridge.

I am married with two children. My interests include:
History, including the periods of the Commonwealth and Protectorate, the 19th century, and the 1960s;
Politics and current affairs;
Reading, including Victorian and modernist novels, and political biography;
Music, including 1960’s folk and psychedelia, St Etienne and Kate Bush;
Football and Cricket. I am Birmingham City FC Season Ticket holder and avid follower of Warwickshire CCC.

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