Welcome to davidheywood.org

David Heywood recently retired as Deputy Director of Mission for the Diocese of Oxford with responsibility for ministerial formation. He was an Anglican vicar for 20 years, from 1986 until 2006, and Director of Pastoral Studies at Ripon College Cuddesdon from 2006 to 2017.

This site contains details of David’s published books, articles on a range of topics connected with Christian ministry and ministerial formation, the full text of David’s PhD thesis on the relationship between learning and revelation, and a through-the-year set of Bible studies covering the whole Bible in 365 readings.

Latest book

Published in April 2021, David’s new book describes the emerging new paradigm of ministerial formation: a process of lifelong learning for both discipleship and for a diverse and collaborative ministry based around a model of experiential rather than academic learning. Reimagining Ministerial Formation provides the blueprint for the future direction of ministerial training.

See the dedicated page for endorsements from around the world. Order your copy here.