Publications

Books:

PUBLISHED IN APRIL: The Teenage Prayer Experiment Notebook 

(SPCK). Written by myself and Noah Threlfall-Holmes, my 13 year old son, this book began life as a blog exploring different methods of prayer: I came up with the ideas and he reviewed them. We then found lots of youth groups were using the blog, and we have now gathered feedback and comments on all the various ideas from a wide variety of teenagers from all over the country.
This book is an interactive prayer journal designed for teenagers to use: it encourages you to not just read about prayer, but give it a go, and then review the experience.
An ideal confirmation gift for any teens in your life, or great for a church youth group to work through together.


You can Pre-Order it on Amazon here!

I also have three poems published in 'Learning to Love', ed. Chris Goan (Proost, 2014). This can be ordered or downloaded from the Proost website here.





  • The Essential History of Christianity  (SPCK, 2012).
    You can buy it here.

    •  Being a Chaplain, edited with M. Newitt, (SPCK, 2011).
    ‘An excellent and intelligent overview of chaplaincy’ (Steve Croft, Bishop of Sheffield)
    ‘an invaluable resource’ (Paul Ballard, Emeritus Professor, Cardiff University)

    • Monks and Markets: Durham Cathedral Priory 1460-1520 (OUP, 2005).
    ‘an important study… a detailed and authoritative exploration’ (Reviews in History)
     ‘a major contribution to the history of the medieval consumer’ (English Historical Review)
    Recent conference papers include:
    • ‘What can Chaplaincy offer : to Society and to the Church?’, at the Northumbrian Industrial Mission conference on chaplaincy, Feb 2012.
    • ‘Medieval and contemporary perspectives on childbirth and spirituality’, Priesthood and Motherhood Conference,  Cuddesdon, ( 2011).
    • ‘Divine Monarchy, Divine Society: Trinitarian thought and socio-political change’, Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts Conference, St. Andrews, 2010.
    • ‘The Devotional Usage of the Doctrine of the Trinity in Early Modern England’, Reformation Studies Colloquium, York, 2008.
    • ‘The Holy Spirit in Medieval Theology’, Anglo-Nordic-Baltic Theology Conference, Uppsala, Sweden, 2007.
    • ‘Ordination and the Theology of Work’, International conference on Women and Ordination in the Christian Churches, Manchester, 2006.
    Other academic publications:
    • ‘Chaplaincy and the Parish’, with Mark Newitt, Crucible (2011).
    • ‘Diocesan Equal Opportunities League Table 2010’, (GRAS, 2011). This has been widely referenced and discussed in the media, eg. inThe Independent on Sunday, Feb 25th 2012.
    • ‘Diocesan Equal Opportunities League Table 2005’, (GRAS, 2007).
    • ‘Newcastle Trade and Durham Priory, 1460-1520’, in Christian Liddy and Richard Britnell (eds.), North-East England in the Later Middle Ages (Woodbridge, 2005).
    • ‘Women Priests: The Next Generation’, with C. Butt and L. Vasey-Saunders, Anvil, 21, 2004. AVAILABLE ONLINE HERE. 
    • ‘The Import Merchants of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1464-1520: Some Evidence from Durham Cathedral Priory’, Northern History, 40 (2003).
    • ‘Diocesan Equal Opportunities League Table 2001’, (GRAS, 2002).
    • ‘Durham Cathedral Priory’s Consumption of Imported Goods: Wines and Spices, 1464-1520’, in Michael Hicks (ed.), Revolution and Consumption in Late Medieval England (Woodbridge, 2001).
    •  ‘Late Medieval Iron Production and Trade in the North East’, Archaeologia Aeliana, 5th Series, 27 (1999).
    In the popular media:
    • Radio and press interviews including in 2012: Radio 4 Sunday programme (29th Jan), The Independent on Sunday (5th Feb), Radio Newcastle’s Sunday Breakfast (on women bishops, 5th Feb, and on Rowan Williams’ resignation, 25th March).
    • In previous years, media engagement has included interviews in the Times, ‘The Big Questions’ (BBC1), ‘Broadcasting House’ (Radio 4), and 4thought.tv (Channel 4).
    • I have also been invited to submit contributions to Reuters arising out of General Synod, e.g. http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/tag/miranda-threlfall-holmes/
    Six articles/columns in the Guardian (Comment is Free column on women bishops debate in General Synod) and Church Times, 2008 (an article on celebrating Lent and Easter more effectively in parishes, and four Prayer of the Week columns).

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