The Reverend Canon Dr Adrian Chatfield
Roles at Ridley:
Adrian came to Ridley Hall in 2007 to establish and develop the Simeon Centre for Prayer and the Spiritual Life. In that role, he acted as a spiritual director and mentor, a member of the national Fresh Expressions team, a pioneer trainer and a speaker on prayer and discipleship.
His academic role included teaching on Anglicanism, Christianity and the arts, Biblical Theology, and Spirituality, and his research interests include aspects of Pentecostal and Anglican history, thought and practice.
Now resident in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, he continues his association with Ridley Hall as its first Fellow. In this role, he is supervising Professional Doctorate and MA research, offering some mentoring and sharing in the life of the Simeon Community. Most recently, he has written a chapter on the healing sacraments for Doorways to the Sacred: Developing Sacramentality in Fresh Expressions of Church edited by Ian Mobsby (Canterbury Press: 2017).
When not studying and working, Adrian enjoys long-distance running and cycling, hill walking and photography with his wife Jill, and listening to classical and world music.
The thing I treasure most at Ridley is its life-giving community, to which we all commit as family, and in which we invest as co-workers for Christ. Living, working, praying and playing in community shapes us and toughens us up as disciples for the mission of God.
Adrian was born in Trinidad, and brought up there and in Brazil. After training for ministry at the College of the Resurrection in Mirfield, he worked in parish ministry for 15 years in Trinidad and North Devon.
For over 20 years, he has been a theological educator at St John's College Nottingham, TEE College Johannesburg and Wycliffe Hall Oxford, while continuing in non-stipendiary parish ministry.
He is married to Jill, with two children, four granddaughters, and heads for the nearest mountain whenever he gets a chance.