Rico Tice

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Rico Tice
Born 1966 (age 50–51)
Education Sherborne School
Bristol University
Wycliffe Hall, Oxford
Church Church of England
Ordained 1994
Writings Christianity Explored
Congregations served
All Souls, Langham Place
Offices held
associate minister

Richard Ian "Rico" Tice (born 1966) is an Anglican churchman and writer, co-author of Christianity Explored. He is currently associate minister at All Souls Church, Langham Place, London, and is well known in the UK as a speaker at evangelical Christian conferences[1] and an evangelist of national standing.[2]

Early life[edit]

Born in Chile in 1966, the son of a businessman and a nurse, Tice grew up in Uganda and Zaire. He was educated at Sherborne School, Dorset and spent a gap year working as a youth worker in inner-city Liverpool. He then studied History at Bristol University, where he also captained the rugby team.

His progress towards full-time Christian ministry began with a period as a lay assistant at Christ Church Clifton in Bristol. After working briefly for Hewlett Packard, he trained for ordination at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.[1]

Christian ministry[edit]

He was ordained in the Church of England in 1994, and shortly afterwards joined the staff team at the nationally known All Souls, Langham Place in 1994 as associate minister. His main rôle is to help the hundreds of enquirers about the Christian faith who come through the doors of the church each year. In an interview in 2000 he confirmed his desire to focus on evangelism.[3]

He co-wrote Christianity Explored with Barry Cooper; this is a widely used range of resources for people enquiring about the Christian faith. He also presents the associated videos.[4]

In 2003, 2009 and 2013, Tice led the OICCU mission at Oxford University.[5] He is a non-executive director of Christians in Sport.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Tice was married at All Souls, Langham Place, London on 20 December 2008.

He lists his hobbies as rugby, golf and films.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Rev Rico Tice". All Souls Church. Archived from the original on 27 May 2008. 
  2. ^ Report on Exeter Carol Service, UCCF South West
  3. ^ Carswell (2000). "When Rico met Roger". Evangelicals Now. 
  4. ^ Tim Thornborough, Growing each day, Evangelicals Now, July 2007
  5. ^ A brief history of the OICCU, Evangelicals Now, May 2004
  6. ^ Miles, Steve (Oct 2004). "Christians in Sport, Speaker's List". Christians in Sport, Frampton House, Victoria Road, Bicester, OX26 6PB. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 Jun 2008. 

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