The Revd Stephen Coleman has been Vicar of St Peter’s since December 2017. Born and educated in the North East of England, Fr Stephen read Theology as an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Oxford, before training as a lawyer and practising as a corporate and financing solicitor at Slaughter and May and latterly Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in the City of London. He trained for ordination at Westcott House in Cambridge, and was ordained in 2014, serving his curacy at St Paul’s, Winchmore Hill, one of St Peter’s neighbouring parishes.
Fr Stephen currently serves as a Sub-Dean of the Enfield Deanery, and also represents the Deanery as a director of the London Diocesan Board for Schools. He is a director of the Wren Academy Multi Academy Trust, a co-opted governor of St Paul’s School in Winchmore Hill and a foundation governor at St Paul’s and All Hallows’ School in Tottenham. He is also assistant chaplain to the Society of Our Lady of Pew at Westminster Abbey, and recently completed a term as chair of Churches Together in Palmers Green, Winchmore Hill and Grange Park.
Fr Stephen has a particular interest in ecclesiastical legal history and Canon Law; in 2016 he completed an LLM in Canon Law, and he is currently reading for a PhD in Ecclesiastical Law at Cardiff University under the supervision of Professor Norman Doe. He is a member of the Colloquium of Anglican and Roman Catholic Canon Lawyers, and teaches Canon Law in the diocese of London. He is also a Fellow of the Centre of Law and Religion in Cardiff.
Fr Stephen is married to Roberta, and they have two daughters, Esmé and Celia.
See Fr Stephen Coleman’s Institution and Induction as Vicar of St Peter’s, 5 December 2017, View gallery
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