Holy Listening: Teaching Team

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The teaching team

The teaching team on the Holy Listening course work in partnership with one another and with the students to provide the practical skills, spiritual formation and knowledge of the Christian tradition of prayer which students need to exercise an effective and responsible ministry.

Chris Webb (Course Director)

Chris is an Anglican priest and Deputy Warden of Launde Abbey. He has ministered in a wide variety of contexts: as president of Renovaré, a spiritual formation ministry in the USA; as parish priest in Welsh farming communities and steelworking towns; and even in a church for the homeless. An experienced spiritual director, he has taught on previous Holy Listening courses; he also leads retreats and quiet days at Launde.

John Rackley (Tutor)

John is a Baptist minister who has been a tutor on the Ministry of Spiritual Direction course and is currently its consultant. He acts as Supervisor for Spiritual Directors in our local dioceses. He currently leads retreats for Launde and writes bible notes for the Bible Reading Fellowship. He is a minister that works with Christchurch LEP in Leicester.

Catherine Wright (Tutor)

Catherine is a Chaplain at Launde Abbey, and brings to this role her experience as Director of Ministerial Formation at Ridley Hall teaching Christian History and Spirituality in the Cambridge Federation. Before going to Ridley Hall in 2014, Catherine completed twelve years in the Diocese of Bath and Wells as a Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Dean of Women Clergy.

Janet Brown (Administrator)

Janet is the administrator for the Holy Listening Course. Janet used to be a nurse and first aid trainer and is now enjoying an active retirement. She is a spiritual director and received her training on a previous course at Launde Abbey. Janet enjoys reading, running, knitting and catching up with friends as well as spending time with her family.

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