New Prayer and Spirituality Enabler announced

James Fox-Robinson is to join the Diocese of Bath and Wells in the New Year as Prayer and Spirituality Enabler.

In his new role, James will seek to inspire, guide, equip, direct and resource clergy, lay people and parishes in their practices of prayer and spirituality both corporately and individually.

James joins the diocese from an Alt:Worship community in North Bristol where he curates a monthly evening service alongside his studies for a MA in Mission, Ministry and Theology through Church Mission Society.

James brings a wealth of creativity to the role of Prayer and Spirituality Enabler, with experience in theatre design and stage management, plus two years as Creative Arts Director at Lee Abbey in Devon.  James also has a background in parish-based youth and community work, having served as assistant youth work in Marlow then later working in schools, running a family-based fresh expression and leading a youth group on the outskirts of Durham. James is married to Kate and they have 2 young children.

Responding to his appointment, James says, “I’m very excited to be joining the Diocese of Bath and Wells! It is so rare to find a role that matches your passions and experience so perfectly. What a wonderful opportunity to encourage creative prayer and exploration of the diverse range of spiritual practices within the Christian tradition. I look forward to supporting parishes with their projects, events and services as we seek to live and tell God’s story together.”

Graham Dodds, Discipleship Team Leader adds, “I’m delighted James is joining us as Prayer and Spirituality Enabler. His creativity and enthusiasm for prayer and spirituality will contribute enormously to the diocese. It is important as we go forward with the strategy that all our work and activities are surrounded by prayer and James is just the person to lead us in this vital aspect of faith.”

James’s first day in post is expected to be Tuesday 2 January, subject to the standard pre-employment checks.


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