Robin Griffith-Jones

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Robin Griffith-Jones FSA (born 1956) is a Church of England priest, Master of the Temple in London and a lecturer at King's College London.

Griffith-Jones was educated at Westminster School and New College, Oxford, before working at Christie's for some years.[1] He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.[2]

In 1999, Griffith-Jones was appointed Master of the Temple in London,[1] the title given to the senior cleric of the Temple Church.[3] his official style is currently "The Reverend and Valiant Master of the Temple";[2][4] this is not used on the official website but is confirmed by the Middle Temple website and has been used by him in interviews.[2][5] Prior to this he was chaplain of Lincoln College, Oxford, from 1992 to 1999 and a curate in Liverpool from 1989 to 1992.[1]

He is the son of Mervyn Griffith-Jones QC, who was the prosecutor at the Lady Chatterley trial and the Common Serjeant of London at The Old Bailey.[citation needed]

In December 2015 he appeared on the BBC's The Sky at Night, when the programme's topic was about the Star of Bethlehem, talking to Dallas Campbell.


  • 2000: The Four Witnesses: the Rebel, the Rabbi, the Chronicler, and the Mystic. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco ISBN 978-0-06-251648-0
  • 2004: The Gospel According to Paul: the Creative Genius Who Brought Jesus to the World. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco ISBN 0-06-073066-8
  • 2006: The Da Vinci Code and the Secrets of the Temple: the Master of The Temple. Norwich: Canterbury Press ISBN 978-1-85311-731-2
  • 2008: Mary Magdalene: the Woman whom Jesus Loved. Norwich: Canterbury Press ISBN 1-85311-818-4


  1. ^ a b c "Who's Who - The Revd Robin Griffith-Jones". The Temple Church, London. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  2. ^ a b c SALON - the Society of Antiquaries of London Online Newsletter (186). 14 April 2008  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Wharton, Annabel Jane (2006). Selling Jerusalem: relics, replicas, theme parks. University of Chicago Press. p. 90. ISBN 0-226-89422-3. 
  4. ^ Barnes, John (1979). Ahead of his age: Bishop Barnes of Birmingham. Collins. p. 76. ISBN 0-00-216087-0. 
  5. ^ "Robin Griffith-Jones: The Da Vinci Code and the Secrets of the Temple". 

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