Ben Quash

Ben QuashBen Quash is non-residentiary Canon Theologian of Bradford Cathedral, as well as Professor of Christianity and the Arts at King’s College London—a post he has occupied since 2007. Prior to that, he was a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College and then of Peterhouse, Cambridge, and lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity in the University of Cambridge. 

 

He is fascinated by how the arts can renew people’s engagement with the Bible and Christian tradition, and is directing a major 7-year project to create an onlineVisual Commentary on Scripture. He runs an MA in Christianity and the Arts in association with the National Gallery, London, and broadcasts frequently on BBC radio. 

 

He is a Trustee of Art and Christianity Enquiry, and also Canon Theologian of Coventry. His publications include Abiding: The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book 2013 (Bloomsbury, 2012) and Found Theology: History, Imagination and the Holy Spirit (T&T Clark, 2014).

 

Ben loves Yorkshire, having grown up visiting grandparents here. As someone with a long track record of working in the area of interfaith relationships, he has a strong interest in Bradford’s diverse civic Life. The city has a huge amount to offer by its pioneering example, and Ben has been proud to be a speaker at the Bradford literature festival. He preaches at the cathedral from time to time, and gives talks to the congregation and to the clergy of the wider diocese at regular intervals. These have often related theology to the arts, encouraging both cathedral and diocese in forms of ministry that use the arts to help people explore the Christian faith and the world around them, whether they are regular churchgoers or not.