Director of Contextual Learning
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Paul Burden initially trained in engineering, and had a short career in industry before training for ordination at Wycliffe Hall. He was 22 years in Bath and Wells Diocese, serving a curacy in Clevedon before becoming Rector of Bathampton and Claverton, two churches on the edge of Bath, and so brings a wealth of experience of parish ministry. During that time he has been a Training Incumbent, Archdeaconry Warden of Readers, a member of the Vocations Team, and involved with other aspects of training and ministry support.
A focus of academic work has been around the craft of preaching and he is on the National Executive of the College of Preachers.