Revd Dr Miranda Threlfall-Holmes

Team Rector of the St Luke in the City Team Parish, Liverpool

Miranda is a historian and writer. She has a particular interest in encouraging an experimental and experiential approach to both spirituality and Bible reading, and in faith and discipleship more broadly. She can be booked either to speak on these areas from a theoretical point of view, and/or to run a workshop exploring them in a more hands-on way.

As a historian, she is fascinated by how a historical understanding of the development of church doctrine and practice can shed new light on contemporary issues and concerns.

Miranda has been a member of the Church of England's General Synod, and was particularly involved in the debates surrounding women bishops. She is interested in broad issues relating to diversity in the church, and in the theology of difference.


How to Eat Bread: 21 Nourishing Ways to Read the Bible (Hodder & Stoughton, 2021)
The Prayer Experiment Notebook (SPCK, 2018)
The Little Book of Prayer Experiments
(SPCK, 2016)
The Teenage Prayer Experiment Notebook
 (SPCK, 2015)
The Essential History of Christianity (SPCK, 2012)
Being a Chaplain (SPCK, 2011)
Monks and Markets: Durham Cathedral Priory 1460-1520 (OUP, 2005)

Photo: Keith Blundy

Lecture titles

  • Difference, Diversity, Deviance: What we Make of Difference
  • Experimenting with Spirituality
  • How to Eat Bread: Nourishing Ways to Read the Bible