Gary is Visiting Programme Director for Religion and International Affairs and is the incumbent of a major Church of England parish in Sheffield. Until August 2013 he was based in Brussels where he was the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the EU and a Canon of the Pro-Cathedral of Holy Trinity.
He is an Associate Research Fellow at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a Fellow of the University of Gloucestershire. He was previously a member of the General Synod of the Church of England and a member of the Northern Regional Board of the Co-operative Group Ltd, the South Yorkshire Police Authority Standards Committee and Durham University’s External Examiner to the North East Ordination Course.
Gary regularly lectures on religion and international affairs and writes for academic journals, the Church press and Diplomat magazine. He is currently collaborating on a book entitled ‘God and the EU’ and has contributed to the Wilton Park blog. He has a long term interest in Church/Religion/State relationships.
Ordained in 1988, Gary served in parish ministry in the Church of England before spending 10 years in theological education, first at Church Army’s college in Sheffield and then at York St John University where he was Head of Postgraduate Studies in Theology and Religious Studies.
Gary studied Economics and Politics at the University of Bath (BSc Hons); Religion and Society at Trinity College Bristol (MA) and Adult Education at the University of Nottingham (EdD).