Our minister

Chris has been the minister since 2000, when he came to West Lane as a student in training.   He is doing a D. Prof from Chester Uni considering the theology around ‘failing churches’.   He is always reading and trying to wrestle with what it means to follow Christ authentically in today’s world.

After his 2012 sabbatical he gave a considered reflection on all that he learnt whilst ‘on holiday’ on September 23rd at 6pm in the chapel.  Reflections from a sabbatical

In October 2013 he gave a lecture, “13 years in…” sharing what he believes about God, Jesus, the bible, the church and life in a small village. It was recorded and can be seen below.

Here is his Literature Review (the first hoop of the D. Prof)Lit review final apa

Here is the paper he gave at TinY (Theology in Yorkshire) in Feb 2016. anonymous lessons from a closed church

Some of the books he is currently reading: