Revd. Ken Stewart


Director of Pastoral and Mission Studies

After reading Botany at Portsmouth, Ken trained for the Baptist ministry at Regent’s Park College in Oxford before going to a suburban pastorate in Derby. Whilst there, he studied for a part-time Diploma in Pastoral Studies at the University of Birmingham, trained as a Marriage Guidance counsellor, taught part-time in a college of further education and worked as a chaplain, first in a general and then a psychiatric hospital. He also found time to marry Merry and start a family.

Ken’s second pastorate was in the centre of Norwich where he became involved in Family Therapy, a lot of local radio work, wrote a regular column for the regional morning daily and took a leading role in ecumenical affairs both in the city and county. Moving to Horfield in Bristol in February 1992, he has trained as a Spiritual Director, sought to apply the insights of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to church life and continued his involvement in local radio.

Ken teaches in the areas of Pastoral Theology, as well as overseeing the College’s Prepare for Service course. He has special responsibility for placements and part of his time is spent visiting those ministerial students following a congregation-based course.