Keswick in Devon 2023

6-10 March, 2023


Originally from London, Ian studied pure maths at St John’s College, Oxford and applied maths (Operational Research) at the University of Southampton before working in industrial business with Mars Confectionery in Slough. Ian then trained for ordination in the Church of England at St John’s College, Nottingham, where he also did a PhD on metaphor in Paul Ricoeur and the Book of Revelation. He then lived for ten years in Poole, Dorset, working on the staff of St Mary’s, Longfleet during which he was also involved in diocesan education and a member of the General Synod of the Church of England. In 2004 Ian returned to St John’s, Nottingham, to teach New Testament and Practical Theology and was Dean of Studies from 2005 to 2012.

In the summer of 2011, Ian sensed a strong call of God to write more, and eventually left St John’s in 2013 in order to write, research and speak in a freelance capacity

Revd Esther Prior

Disciple. Wife. Mother. Vicar of St John’s Egham and Vice-Chair of CPAS Patronage Trustees. She is married to Matt and they have a son and daughter. Esther came to England from Zimbabwe for Theological Education in 1999. After two curacies, Esther has served as a School Chaplain, a Young Offenders Prison Chaplain and a Team Vicar in Farnborough. Esther is passionate about the local church being a loving and growing community where God’s people are empowered and released to follow Jesus in their everyday lives: proclaiming and demonstrating the good news of Christ.

She loves cooking, reading, writing, Body Combat, travel and time with family.