“ENTERING INTO THE BIBLICAL NARRATIVE ALLOWS US TO ENCOUNTER GOD THROUGH EVERY ASPECT OF OUR PERSONALITY AND TO WRITE THE STORY OF OUR OWN LIVES WITH COURAGE AND IMAGINATION.”
Simon joined the staff team in January 2011 to teach biblical studies and oversee the development of Lay Training pathways.
After a career in civil engineering, he trained for ministry in the Church of England at Trinity College Bristol. He worked in parish ministry as a curate in the diocese of Southwark, where he also taught on the Reader Training course. His doctoral thesis analysed aspects of poetic structure in the Psalms: The Form and Function of the Tricolon in the Psalms of Ascents (Wipf & Stock, 2012).
Some of his earlier research into the contemporary appropriation of the Psalms in corporate worship and personal devotion was published as Using the Psalms for Prayer through Suffering (Grove Books, 2007). His research interests include the interactions between poetic form and interpretation in Hebrew poetry, and the theology of lament.
Simon lives in Coulsdon, South London where he continues his involvement in parish ministry.