I am a Church of England minister in Manchester Diocese in the UK, Team Rector of the Parish of the Good Shepherd, Ashton-under-Lyne, until 2016, I was Area Dean of Ashton and I am now the Bishop of Manchester’s Borough Dean of Tameside. You’ll find here posts which relate to my ministry under the menu tab ‘Ashton-under-Lyne’.
In the Autumn of 2013 my wife Jo and I were able to enjoy a 3 month sabbatical. We spent the first 3 weeks in Uganda, had a month on pilgrimage around Celtic Christian sites on the coast of Ireland and Scotland and then spent 4 weeks reading. You can follow our joint blog here: Jo and Roger’s Sabbatical Blog
Over the years I have had an interest in Honour and Shame as pivotal values in other cultures and on the effect of shame on individuals and groups in our own culture. On sabbatical I was exploring what the gospel has to say to those who experience debilitating shame – a subject that formed the basis of my MA dissertation.
As my reading continues, I hope to be able to write a substantial enhancement on the MA dissertation.
You’ll also notice in the menu an option to explore one of my other interests which is railways, model and full size. This has become a very popular part of the website.