Revd Dr Richard Hainsworth
A little about me
I grew up near Hull, and then near Bala in North Wales from the age of 12. I studied Natural Sciences and Theology at Jesus College, Cambridge and subsequently a PhD in the work of Eco-feminist Sallie McFague. I have worked as a carer for adults with learning difficulties and as Lay Chaplain to St Asaph Cathedral, before training for ordination at what was then St Michael's College, Llandaff. I served my Curacy in Newtown and have been Vicar of churches in Wrexham and Northop.
I am currently a part-time house husband and father, and work part-time for St Padarn's based in St Asaph Diocese and I am also the Programme Leader for Theology for Life.
I have two young children, Jacob and Grace, and am married to Laura, an RS teacher.I am a keen amateur photographer, having exhibited and published work in over 30 countries, and I hold LRPS DPAGB GPUCR2 BPE3* and EFIAP/b distinctions and awards.
My research interests
My PhD covered issues in philosophy of language and doctrine and I have an interest in Science and Theology.I have written for the Doctrinal Commission of the Church in Wales on issues surrounding lay and ordained ministry and on the theological case for Marriage Equality. I am currently undertaking an Action Research project on the Theology for Life programme and its pedagogy.