Thinking Anglicans is initially the work of three people. We have invited a number of others to join us and will list them here in due course.
Simon Kershaw was born in Warwickshire, read Physics at Wadham College, Oxford, and since then has worked in the computer software industry for a variety of companies.
Married with two adult children, he now lives in St Ives near Cambridge. He has contributed to a number of publications, including A Companion to Common Worship, vol 1 (SPCK 2001, edited by Professor Paul Bradshaw), Come to the Feast (Canterbury Press 2001, by Gill Ambrose and Simon Kershaw), and Exciting Holiness, second edition (Canterbury Press 2003), and compiled Common Worship: Daily Eucharistic Lectionary for Canterbury Press. He is a member of the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England, and is a lay Canon of Ely Cathedral.
Simon Sarmiento was born in Sheffield and graduated in Industrial Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is now retired from a major British software company, where he served for a decade as personnel director and later as head of internal IT.
Married with four grown-up children, he worked in the USA for a while, and lived in St Albans Hertfordshire from 1971 to 2014 where he worshipped at the Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban. He is part of the team that publishes Anglicans Online and has been a consultant to Church House Publishing. He now lives in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.
Peter Owen was born in Southend-on-Sea, read Mathematical Physics at Birmingham University and has a DPhil in Astrophysics from Sussex University. He taught mathematics in higher education for thirty years before taking early retirement in 2000.
He lives in the suburbs of Liverpool and is a worshipper and former churchwarden at St Luke’s Church in Crosby. He is part of the team that publishes Anglicans Online. Outside the church, he chaired an NHS Research Ethics Committee for seven years is now a member of the Greater Manchester West Committee. He was a member of General Synod from 1995 to 2005.
David Walker was born in Lancashire, brought up in Yorkshire, studied and researched in Mathematics at Kings College, Cambridge until being accepted as a Church of England ordinand by the Bishop of Ely in early 1980. Having studied Theology at Birmingham under David Ford and Frances Young, he then spent 17 years in parochial and industrial chaplaincy ministry in the Diocese of Sheffield. In November 2000, he became Bishop of Dudley in the Diocese of Worcester. Sue (who teaches at a pupil referral unit) and he have two teenage children, three cats and three ferrets. They are both Franciscan tertiaries. He has an interest in social policy and governance issues and is active in various housing charities.
Paul Roberts is vicar of two parishes in Bristol. He has taught liturgy and doctrine at Trinity College, Bristol and was a founder of Resonance, an alternative worship collective. He also co-hosts www.alternativeworship.org. He is a member of the General Synod.
Tom Ambrose studied Arts, then Geology, at Sheffield University. The fruits of his research in Northern Spain contributed to Spanish Geological Survey maps. He trained for ordination at Emmanuel College Cambridge and Westcott House. After six years in parishes in Newcastle Diocese he returned to Cambridgeshire. For 6 years he was Director of Communications for the Diocese of Ely, and joined the Churches Advertising Network.
He is married to Gill, and they have two grown up children. Gill is editor of Roots, a member of General Synod and the Liturgical Commission, and is the author of books on Children’s and Youth work. With Simon Kershaw she wrote Come to the Feast (Canterbury Press 2001, by Gill Ambrose and Simon Kershaw).