Patrick will look at the Conversations in St Johns Gospel: with Jesus’ mother, at Cana of Galilee; with Nicodemus; with the Woman at the Well; with Mary and Martha at the grave of Lazarus; with the man born blind; with Pilate and with Peter on the shore of Galilee. These conversations give us insights into how Jesus engages with human need, religion, meaning, grief, power and disappointment. They will open our eyes to how Jesus used conversation to establish the Kingdom in people’s lives.
Patrick spent forty years in full time Anglican ministry first at St Michael le Belfrey, moving from there to Holy Trinity Brompton as Director of Training, and then to Christ Church Gipsy Hill and All Saints Weston, Bath. He is married to Olivia and they have four children and four grandchildren under five. Patrick is chair of SOMA UK and has led twelve missions in Africa in five countries. He enjoys writing and has published sixteen titles on Biblical Studies and a Trilogy on Church History (4BC-451AD). Patrick has now retired but does clergy training, helps out locally and speaks on parish weekends, Stewards Trust Teaching Weeks and Days of Encouragement and Filling Stations. He enjoys travel, particularly in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. He has been involved in Patronage work for 16 years as a Trustee and Chair of Peache, and now works with CPAS Patronage.