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Author(s): Jeff Astley, Joanna Collicutt, Steven Croft, Jonathan Frost, Paula Gooder, Helen Ann Hartley, Christopher Herbert, Graham James, Libby Lane, Barbara Mosse, John Perumbalath, John Pritchard, Tim Sledge, Angela Tilby, Margaret Whipp, Sarah Rowland Jones
Reflections for Daily Prayer is a highly valued daily Bible companion based on the Common Worship Lectionary.
Each day, Monday to Saturday, some of the very best writers from across the Anglican tradition offer insightful, informed and inspiring reflections on one of the day's readings for Morning Prayer. Their reflections will appeal to anyone who values both the companionship of daily Bible notes and the structure of the Lectionary.
For every day (excluding Sundays) of the 2016/17 church year, there are full references and a quotation from the day's set of Scripture readings, a concise but challenging commentary on the readings and a collect.
In addition, the book includes a simple order for morning and night prayer, an introduction to the practice of daily prayer by Bishop John Pritchard and a guide to reading the Bible reflectively by Bishop Stephen Cottrell.
Angela Tilby is a Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, and is Continuing Ministerial Development Adviser for the Dicoese of Oxford. Prior to that she has been Vice-Principal of Westcott House, Cambridge, and a senior producer at the BBC, where she made several acclaimed television prgrammes and series. She is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day.
Barbara Mosse is a priest and freelance writer with varied chaplaincy experience in prison, university, community mental health and hospital. She has spent many years teaching in theological education, and is at present a tutor and lecturer in Christian Spirituality at Sarum College. From 2003-2009 she was an Assistant Spirituality Adviser for Portsmouth Diocese, and her book The Treasures of Darkness was published by Canterbury Press in 2003.
Christopher Herbert was the Vicar of Bourne, near Farnham, Surrey between from 1981 to 1990. He was appointed Director of Post-Ordination Training and made a Canon of Guildford Cathedral before becoming Archdeacon of Dorking in 1990. Christopher retired as Bishop of St. Albans in 2009 after performing the role for nearly 15 years. He has compiled a number of Pocket Prayers volumes and is also a regular contributor to the Reflections for Daily Prayer series.
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Graham James has been Bishop of Norwich since 1999. Previously he was Bishop of St Germans in his native Cornwall and Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury. He has served on the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications, and remains the Church of England's lead spokesperson on media issues. He has been a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's 'Thought for the Day'.
Helen Ann Hartley has recently been appointed as the next Bishop of Waikato, from February 2014. She served her curacy as part of a rural team ministry before being appointed Director of Biblical Studies and lecturer in New Testament at Ripon College, Cuddesdon. She is currently Dean of the College of St John the Evangelist. Auckland, New Zealand, and is a contributor to the Pilgrim course
Jeff Astley is Honorary Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion and Professorial Fellow of St Chad's College, Durham University, He has worked in parish ministry, university chaplaincy and higher education, and is the author of several books, including Christ of the Everyday and the SCM Studyguide to Christian Doctrine.
After working for many years in the health service as a clinical psychologist and specialist neuropsychologist, Joanna Collicutt moved into the field of psychology of religion and was director of the MA programme at Heythrop College until 2010. She is now Lecturer in Psychology and Spirituality at Cuddesdon College, and Oxford Diocesan Advisor for Spiritual Care for Older People.
John Perumbalath is Archdeacon of Barking in Chelmsford Diocese. He has served as a theological educator and parish priest in the dioceses of Calcutta (Church of North India) and Rochester. He regularly guest lectures in the fields of faith and social engagement and in biblical studies. He is a member of general synod.
John Pritchard has recently retired as Bishop of Oxford. Prior to that he has been Bishop of Jarrow, Archdeacon of Canterbury and Warden of Cranmer Hall, Durham. His only ambition was to be a vicar, which he was in Taunton for eight happy years. John is the author of a number of popular books including How to Pray, The Intercessions Handbook, The Life and Work of a Priest and Living Jesus (all published by SPCK).
Jonathan Frost is Bishop of Southampton. Previously he served in two parishes, in police and university chaplaincy, inter-faith relations and as a Residentiary Canon. His priorities in ministry focus on prayer and holiness, the encouragement of lay discipleship and vocation, evangelism and social justice
Libby Lane is Bishop of Stockport in the Diocese of Chester. In 2015 she was consecrated as the Church of England's first woman bishop. She is an elected Suffragan in the House of Bishops, Chair of the Cranmer Hall Theological College Committee and nominated Vice Chair of the Children's Society.
Margaret Whipp is the Lead Chaplain for the Oxford University Hospitals. Her first profession was in medicine. Since ordination she has served in parish ministry, university chaplaincy, and most recently as Senior Tutor at Ripon College Cuddesdon. She writes and researches in pastoral theology and is an Honorary Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.
Paula Gooder is a freelance writer and lecturer in Biblical studies, a Reader in the Church of England and an honorary Canon Theologian at Birmingham and Guildford Cathedrals.
Sarah Rowland Jones was a mathematician, then a British diplomat before ordination in the Church in Wales. After 11 years as a researcher to successive Archbishops of Cape Town, she returned to run Cardiff's city centre church. She serves on international Anglican think-tanks, broadcasts regularly, and writes on public theology and ecumenism.
Steven Croft is to be the next Bishop of Oxford, having been Bishop of Sheffield since 2009. A former Archbishop's Missioner and the first Team Leader of Fresh Expressions, he is the author of many acclaimed books including Jesus' People: What the Church should do next and editor of Mission-shaped Questions. Steven is a co-creator of the Emmaus course and co-author of the Pilgrim course.
Tim Sledge is the Vicar of Romsey. An experienced parish priest, Tim has worked as Mission Enabler for the Diocese of Peterborough and prior to that as Assistant Missioner for the Diocese of Wakefield.