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Our Minister

Our minister is Rev John Philip Carter, 


I grew up in an Evangelical, Fundamentalist, Pentecostal household, and when I decided I joined the Mennonite Church, and after moving to UK, became a member of the Unitarian and Free Christian Churches. During my seminary years I had a Spiritual Director and took some initial course work in the subject. When I completed my seminary work I promised myself that I would pursue further training in Spiritual Direction.

With this background it is obvious that I have a keen interest in interfaith conversations, especially in finding and doing ways of worship together. In working for ways of peace, justice, environmental concerns. In the use of Theopoetics/Theological Imagination, with art, drama, storytelling/narrative and hospitality at its core of one’s spiritual and faith explorations.

An easy way of describing myself is that simply I am Anabaptist, Unitarian, follower of Jesus with pagan sensibilities.


Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Theology/Peace Studies, Bethany Theological Seminary, Richmond IN, USA

Certificate of Unitarian Ministry, Harris Manchester College, Oxford

Certificate of Spiritual Direction, London Centre for Spiritual Direction

Chairperson: Unitarian Peace Fellowship