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What motivates Christian Education Practitioners?

Friday 19th April 2013

What motivates Christian Education Practitioners?

What motivates Christian Education Practitioners? Building on his recent research around the theme of 'theological drivers' that resource Christians in education, Dr Howard Worsley will explore the drivers that motivate Christian Education Practitioners in the field. Join us for a day of exploring this important topic together, as we ponder and discuss what the implications are both for us as well as those we lead.

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Revd Dr Howard Worsley, Senior Lecturer in Christian Education, Canterbury Christchurch University

Dr Howard WorsleyHoward Worsley is currently a Senior Lecturer in Christian Education at Canterbury Christchurch University and also offers education research and consultancy from his home in Devizes, Wiltshire. He is a researcher into children’s spirituality and their early perceptions, a contextual theologian and an educationalist who publishes regularly for academic journals. In 2009 he published a book on children’s insights into the Bible called, ‘A child sees God’. In November his book, ‘Two Hundred Years of Anglican Church School Education’ was launched at the General Synod.

He has previously worked as a secondary school teacher, a Scripture Union worker, an Anglican vicar, a university teacher of theology, a director of education (in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham and then in London) and as a chaplain. His connecting themes are contextual theology and young people and his interests are to do with sport (the great outdoors or rugby) and travel (preferably in remote places and by off road motorbike or canoe).

Howard has been married to Ruth for 27 years (she is also an ordained clergyperson, the Archdeacon of Wiltshire). They have three sons, Nathanael, Jonathan and Benjamin.


Joshua Watson Hall, Diocesan Board of Education, Claremont Road (main entrance on Craven Road), Rugby, CV21 3LU


Please note that, if you are coming by car, you will not be able to park on site. There is street parking nearby, and the station car park can also be used.

The station car park costs £4.50 for the day and is 0.3 miles from the venue (approximately a 5-minute walk). Its address is:

Rugby Station Car park, Murray Road, Rugby, CV21 3LA


The Christian Consultants' Network day will commence with coffee at 9.30am and will finish by 3pm. Please click here to download the programme for the day.

Conference Costs

As with our previous meetings there is no charge for attending this day although donations would be gratefully received.

The Christian Consultants' Network

Conceived by The Stapleford Centre, Christian Consultants’ Network Days enable Christians working in leadership roles within schools, dioceses and local education authorities to explore current educational issues and initiatives from a distinctively Christian perspective.

Conference Registration

Registration for this conference closed on Thursday 18th April 2013.