Robin Ward (priest)

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The Reverend Canon
Robin Ward
Principal of St Stephen's House, Oxford
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Church Church of England
Appointed 2006
Ordination 1991 (deacon)
1992 (priest)
Personal details
Born 1966 (age 50–51)
Spouse Ruth Ward
Children Two
Alma mater Magdalen College, Oxford
St Stephen's House, Oxford
King's College London

Robin Ward SSC (born 1966) is a priest of the Church of England and the Principal of St Stephen's House, Oxford, a theological college in England.

Early life and education[edit]

Ward was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford (BA 1987, MA 1991) and St Stephen's House, Oxford. He later obtained a PhD from King's College London (2003) on submission of a thesis entitled "The Schism at Antioch in the Fourth Century".

Ordained ministry[edit]

Ward was ordained deacon in 1991 and priest in 1992. He served as assistant curate of St Andrew's Romford from 1991 to 1994 and of St Andrew's and St Francis of Assisi's Willesden Green from 1994 to 1996. He was the vicar of St John the Baptist's Sevenoaks from 1996 until 2006 and the chaplain of the Invicta Community Care NHS Trust from 1997 until 2006. He was also the honorary canon theologian of Rochester Cathedral from 2005 until 2006. On 1 September 2006 he became the Principal of St Stephen's House, Oxford.

Ward represented the Diocese of Rochester in the General Synod of the Church of England. He was a member of the Revision Committee on Ordination Services and a representative of the Catholic Group. He is a member of the Society of the Holy Cross (SSC).

Personal life[edit]

Ward is married to Ruth Ward, a solicitor, and they have two children.


Sources and further information[edit]

Academic offices
Preceded by
Jeremy Sheehy
Principal of St Stephen's House, Oxford
Succeeded by