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Rev. Howard Worsley

Howard Worsley is currently the Tutor in Mission at Trinity College in Bristol where he is also the Vice Principal.

Here at New Creation he is Associate Minister with an evolving portfolio. (He is very aware of his limitations as he often called upon to be elsewhere on work connected to Trinity College or wider teaching).

He is a researcher into children’s spirituality and their early perceptions, a contextual theologian and an educationalist who publishes regularly for academic journals. In 2009 he published a book on children’s insights into the Bible called, ‘A child sees God’. In 2013 his book, ‘Two Hundred Years of Anglican Church School Education’ was published by Bloomsbury.

He has previously worked as a secondary school teacher, a Scripture Union worker, an Anglican vicar, a university teacher of theology, a director of education (in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham and then in the Diocese of London) and as a chaplain in both the HE and FE sectors. His connecting themes are contextual theology and young people and his interests are to do with sport (the great outdoors or rugby) and travel (preferably in remote places and by off road motorbike or canoe).

Howard has been married to Ruth for over 30 years (she is the Bishop of Taunton). They have three sons, Nathanael, Jonathan and Benjamin.