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I am an Anglican 'pioneer priest' serving 24 parishes just north of Dartmoor in Devon, nearly all of them small and rural. It is my role to help them plan for their long-term future, and to support them as the relationship between churches and their local communities continues to change and develop. In particular, I explore with them what the Christian faith really stands for, and how that relates to the modern rural situation. Sometimes that will mean reshaping the life of the church to serve the on-going purposes of God in our world.
About Me (areas of expertise/interest I can share)
My background is mostly in adult Christian education, both here and in the developing world. I believe that the Christian faith is a force for the development and the liberation of people into all that God has intended for us. Mostly that has been true, and is still true throughout most of the world today. Recent history in our own culture in the UK has cast the church into the role of resistance and the curtailment of freedom, and my passion is to see the Christian faith liberated again in our setting to be the driver of human flourishing that Jesus spoke so passionately about and which he risked (and gave) his life to achieve.
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