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, and until 2016, I was Area Dean of Ashton. 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.