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5 Questions on Christianity, life & books

Gerard Moate answers these 'firing questions' in this short interview.

1. How did you become a Christian? It was through the work of CPAS Falcon camps, at Mabledon, near Tonbridge.

2. Who is or has been an influential person in your Christian pilgrimage? There were mainly two vicars: the Revd Eddy Stride and the Revd John Short

3. What piece of advice would you give young ordinands going into ordained ministry today?

I would say, keep a right perspective in ministry – through prayer, fellowship beyond your parish and regular, restorative relaxation.

4. Which is the best book you have read in 2023?

Tom Wright: ‘Surprised by Hope’ (SPCK 2007)

5. What are you working on at the moment?

My autobiography – for my two daughters.


THE REVD DR GERARD G. MOATE FRSA is a Church historian and bibliophile who used to be a mountaineer but who now enjoys exploring the valleys. He has ministered in London and north-west England, as the Vicar and Lecturer of Dedham on the Essex-Suffolk border, and has taught in (and helped to govern) maintained and independent schools. Today he ministers in five Cotswolds villages near Burford. He is the author of our Latimer Studies books called: Christianity and Craft - Freemasonry which you could find here.



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