Canon Dr Mark Pryce

Director of Ministry, Church of England Birmingham

Mark is a poet and practical theologian who brings insights from literature and life to illuminate Christian faith in ways which are imaginative, authentic and engaging. As an experienced teacher and facilitator, he works regularly with groups of lay people and clergy to animate theological learning and spiritual growth.

His recent doctoral research with the University of Birmingham opens up new ways for groups to draw on poetry as a way of deepening their understanding and identity. Mark is Bishop’s Adviser for Clergy Continuing Ministerial Education in the Birmingham Diocese, supporting clergy in their professional development.

Previously, he was Vicar of Smethwick Old Church, and Dean and Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He has recently been appointed as Chaplain to Her Majesty The Queen.


Finding a Voice: Men, Women and the Community of the Church (SCM Press, 1996)
Literary Companion to the Lectionary (SPCK, 2001)
Literary Companion for Festivals (SPCK, 2003)
Journeying with Mark (with James Woodward and Paula Gooder, SPCK, 2011)
Journeying with Luke (2012)
Journeying with Matthew (2013)
Journeying with John (2014)
Poetry, Practical Theology and Reflective Practice (Routledge, 2019)

With fellow theologian-poets he contributed to Making Nothing Happen: Five Poets Explore Faith and Spirituality (Ashgate, 2014)

Lecture titles

  • Poetry and Spirituality
  • Regendering Faith
  • The Gospels through Poetry