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Lee Gatiss has been our Director since the beginning of 2013. Here's a brief introduction to Lee: his writing, speaking and work for us.

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Lee has been Director of Church Society since January 2013. He is married to Kerry and they have three children.

In addition to editing an internet journal called Theologian, Lee serves as a member of the editorial board of Studies in Puritanism, and is on the councils of Fellowship of Word and Spirit, Reform, the Church of England Evangelical Council, and Affinity.

Lee is on the editorial board of Churchman, a trustee of the annual St Antholin Lecture, and a member of the Latimer Trust Theological Workgroup. He has taught 15-17th century church history to undergraduates and ordinands at Cambridge University and is also lecturer in church history at Union School of Theology.

Lee read modern history at New College, Oxford. After working for St Ebbe’s, Oxford, he was a student on the Cornhill Training Course in London, with a placement doing student work at All Soul’s, Langham Place.

From there he went on to read theological and pastoral studies at Oak Hill College in London.

After ordination, Lee served for three years as Curate of St Botolph’s, Barton Seagrave, and St Edmund’s, Warkton, a Church Society Trust parish. He was then for five years the Associate Minister of St Helen’s, Bishopsgate, with responsibility for the Sunday morning congregation and midweek groups, as well as leading the church family staff team, and Reform London.

While in London he also completed a ThM in historical and systematic theology with Westminster Theological Seminary in the USA. He then spent three years researching 17th century biblical interpretation for a PhD at Peterhouse and Tyndale House, Cambridge, where he was awarded the Lightfoot Scholarship.

For further information and links to talks, books and articles, please see Lee’s website. He can also be found commenting on each week’s set Bible readings, at