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Revd Dr Lee Gatiss

The Revd Dr Lee Gatiss has been Director of Church Society since January 2013. He is married to Kerry and they have three children.

Lee is on the editorial board of The Global Anglican, a trustee of the annual St Antholin Lecture, and a member of the Latimer Trust Theological Workgroup.  He is on the Church of England Evangelical Council, and the council of Affinity.  He serves as a member of the editorial board of Studies in Puritanism and Piety, and is also a lecturer in church history at Union School of Theology.

Lee read modern history at New College, Oxford. After working for St Ebbe’s, Oxford, he was a student on the Cornhill Training Course in London, with a placement doing student work at All Soul’s, Langham Place.From there he went on to read theological and pastoral studies at Oak Hill College in London.

After ordination, Lee served as Curate of St Botolph’s, Barton Seagrave, and St Edmund’s, Warkton, a Church Society Trust parish. He was then for five years the Associate Minister of St Helen’s, Bishopsgate, with responsibility for the Sunday morning congregation and midweek groups, as well as leading the church family staff team, and Reform London.

While in London he also completed a ThM in historical and systematic theology with Westminster Theological Seminary in the USA. He then spent three years researching 17th century biblical interpretation for a PhD at Peterhouse and Tyndale House, Cambridge, where he was awarded the Lightfoot Scholarship.

For further information and links to talks, books and articles, please see Lee’s website. He can also be found commenting on each week’s set Bible readings, at facebook.com/lectionarylee and on our YouTube channel.

Associate Director
Dr Ros Clarke

Dr Ros Clarke has been Associate Director of Church Society since 2017.

She previously worked for the Diocese of Lichfield where she pioneered the role of Online Pastor. Before that worked for Tyndale House in Cambridge, Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Castle Church in Stafford, and many years ago was a maths teacher in Kent. Ros has a degree in Physics from Oxford University, as well as a Masters in Theology from Oak Hill College. Her PhD from Highland Theological College was on canonical interpretations of the Song of Songs. She is a regular contributor to Crossway magazine and has published a number of other articles and essays, including the introduction to Song of Songs in the NIV Proclamation Bible.

Ros oversees all the Church Society social media accounts and online content, including the podcast. She is a member of General Synod and is on the Standing Commission for the House of Bishops’ declaration and the Five Guiding Principles. She works together with Kirsten Birkett as the Course Leaders of the Priscilla Programme, an online training course for women, run in partnership between Church Society and Union School of Theology. She runs the Co-Workers network for complementarian women in Anglican ministry, and is involved in the ReNew women’s webinar series.

In her spare time, Ros enjoys art, especially textiles, and is a sporadic gardener. Ros lives in a tiny house near Stafford, converted from a sixteenth-century sheep shed, and she is very glad that it has twenty-first century plumbing.

Revd Dr Kirsten Birkett

Revd Dr Kirsten Birkett has been a member of the Church Society staff team since 2021, first as Theological Consultant, and now in an expanded role as Publications Manager.

Kirsty has many years experience as a writer and speaker on a wide range of issues. She is responsible for editing The Global Anglican, our theological journal, and Crossway, our quarterly magazine. She contributes regularly to our podcast, blog and other resources and oversees our publications ministry. She also works with Ros Clarke on the Priscilla Programme.

Kirsty works for us on a part-time basis, alongside her freelance ministry.

Regional Director
Revd Tony Cannon

Revd Tony Cannon was appointed as a Regional Director in 2020.

Tony has ministered in churches in Shropshire, the Cotswolds and Surrey before retiring in 2017. Tony is married to Lynnie and they live in East Sussex. He is responsible for the South and East of England.

Director for Wider Church Engagement
Revd Dr Chris Moore

Revd Dr Chris Moore was appointed as a Regional Director in 2020.

Chris is rector of a rural, multi-parish benefice in the Diocese of Hereford, where he has been since 2011. He is married to Mary, and they have five sons. His doctoral research examined the Old Testament roots of Christology in the Gospels of Mark and John. Chris is responsible for the Southwest and the West Midlands.

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