Joshua Rey

Tutor in Christian Doctrine

“In Parish Ministry I find that a solid grounding in Doctrine – parts of which might seem abstract when you first meet them – keep turning out to be incredibly relevant to real human situations. Doctrine is to ministry like your skeleton is to your body – you can’t see it, but you sure notice if it’s not there…”

Before ordination, Joshua worked in the City until he became a Christian; then he was an aid worker and later a civil servant. He was ordained in 2012 and served as a curate in Streatham and then Chaplain to the Bishop of Southwark. He is now Vicar of Holy Trinity Roehampton. He has a first degree in Philosophy and his training for ordination included a BA and MSt in Theology and Christian Doctrine, specialising in the thought of Karl Barth. He is the author of War and Religion, a Very Short introduction (OUP) and has contributed several conference papers and book chapters.