Vaughan Roberts

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Vaughan Roberts (born 17 March 1965[1] in Winchester) is a Church of England cleric. He is the rector of St Ebbe's Church, Oxford.[2] In 2009, he became President of the Proclamation Trust.[3]


Vaughan Roberts attended Winchester College. He was an undergraduate law student at Selwyn College, Cambridge, where he was President of the CICCU (Cambridge Christian Union). After a short time in student ministry in South Africa, he moved to Oxford to study theology at Wycliffe Hall and has lived in the city ever since. In 1991 he became curate under David Fletcher at St Ebbe's Church. One of his responsibilities was to look after the student work. When Fletcher retired in 1998, Roberts became rector.

Roberts has written a number of Christian books, including Turning Points, Distinctives, Battles Christians Face, True Worship, Life's Big Questions and God's Big Picture (an introduction to Biblical theology).

In the fifth anniversary edition of Battles Christians Face a new preface was added in which Roberts acknowledged struggles with unwanted same-sex attraction. He later publicly confirmed this in an interview, adding that he does not define himself as homosexual.[4]