Building on Church History: The Church in London
The Diocese of London Lambeth Palace Library King's College London The Open University

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The original core research team for Building on History: the Church in London consisted of Professor John Wolffe (Open University), Professor Arthur Burns (King’s College London) and Dr John Maiden (Open University).

While, now the original project has ended, the team are more limited in the speaking engagements they can commit to, they would still welcome ideas and invitations for engaging with dioceses.

Core Research Team

Principal Investigator
John Wolffe is Professor of Religious History at The Open University. He is the author of numerous articles and books in the field of religion and national identity. He was a member of the Commissioning Panel for the AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society research programme in 2007 and 2008 and an academic consultant for the BBC’s major series The History of Christianity.
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Arthur Burns is Professor of Modern British History at King’s College London. He is Literary Director of the Royal Historical Society and Vice-President of the Church of England Record Society. Most of his research to date has been concerned with the history of English religion from 1750 to present with a particular focus on the institutional history of the Church of England, although he also has an interest in the dynamics of reform in the Hanoverian era. He is one of three directors of The Clergy of the Church of England Database, 1540-1835 project, which is mounting online the career records of Anglican clergy between the Reformation and the mid-nineteenth century for free public access (
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Research Assistant
John Maiden is a Lecturer and Research Associate in the Department of Religious Studies at The Open University. His field of research is British religion and society in the twentieth century. He has published widely in this area and is author of National Religion and the Prayer Book Controversy, 1927-28 (Boydell Press, 2009). He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a council member of the Church of England Record Society. 
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Additionally the project had a steering group and an advisory group:

Steering group:
The Venerable Dr Bill Jacob (Archdeacon of Charing Cross)
The Revd Dr Neil Evans (Director of Ministry, Diocese of London)
Declan Kelly (Director of Libraries, Archives and IT for the National Church Institutions of the Church of England)

Advisory Group:
Fr Peter Harris (Roman Catholic Church)
The Revd Dr Martin Wellings (Methodist Church)
Dr Colin Podmore (Church of England)
Professor Grace Davie (University of Exeter)
Professor David Killingray (Goldsmiths).