Christopher was Spirituality Adviser for the Diocese of Southwark between 2009 and 2016. His first degree was in history and he gained an MA in Christian Spirituality [with distinction] from Heythrop College in 2008. He is a former Catholic priest, and has an extensive background in Christian education, including co-ordinating authorised pastoral care training for the Diocese of Southwark for many years. He is also well known within Southwark for teaching numerous courses on different traditions of Christian spirituality and ways of prayer.
He has been involved in retreat giving and spiritual direction since the later 1980’s following training at St Beuno’s Spiritual Exercises Centre and Heythrop College. He is a regular guest director for individually guided retreats at St Beuno’s.
He now lives in Blean, near Canterbury with his wife June. In his spare time he enjoys walking, writing and gardening. He describes the thread running through his work over time as ‘Supporting people in their journey with God, in their movement towards self-acceptance and towards the more free and generous sharing of who they are and what they have to give.’