I was born in London, England, in 1956 and as 'The Reverend and Valiant Master of the Temple' I have been entrusted with one of the historic positions in the Church of England.
Having left the Christian faith during my youth, my journey back to the church began when, at Oxford, I heard Michael Green lecture on the gospels. After several years at Christie's the auctioneers, I left to work as a volunteer for Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India, and then to work with the long-term homeless in London. After seminary training at Cambridge, my first post (which I loved!) as an ordained minister was in a modern public housing project, Stockbridge Village & Cantril Farm in Liverpool.
I then returned to Oxford to serve as Chaplain at Lincoln College. I wrote my first book, The Four Witnesses in the historic Oxford study of John Welsey, who launched the methodical "Holy Club" which would become the world-wide Methodist Church.
In 1999 I was appointed Master of the Temple in London. I keep up my dedication to New Testament study by lecturing at King's College, London and by writing (see bibliography). I have given lectures all over England, in Germany and in the USA (DC, New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and LA).
My colleagues and I will be pleased to see you if you can ever visit us at the Temple Church for a service, for a concert or lecture - or just for a visit to this very beautiful and historic place.
The Revd Robin Griffith-Jones
Master of the Temple