profile1Simon Cross is an activist, author, chaplain, researcher, spiritual companion and trainer.

As well as being engaged in community and pastoral work, Simon runs retreats, workshops and ‘house conferences’ working particularly with those who find themselves undergoing a religious or spiritual ‘deconstruction’ of some sort.

“My aim is not to bring about some sort of reconstruction, but to help people come to terms with what they are going through and have been through, recognising that this process is often troubling on a number of levels.”

Simon is known for his firm and longstanding commitment to ‘hands on’ positive community engagement. He also writes and teaches about: Spirituality, religious affairs, health & wellbeing, and meditation.

Simon’s academic interests include: Process theology and other relational theologies, practical theology, weak theology, theopoetics, activism, mysticism, existentialism, absurdism, spiritual capital, and post secularism. Simon is a trustee of the Progressive Christianity Network (Britain), and he’s a member of the Steering Group of the Theology, Religion and Popular Culture Network.

Simon is employed by Oasis UK, and also works with YMCA Humber.

New for 2019: Longform
At the end of last year I asked some of the people who read my material what they liked and what I could do to improve things. Some people wanted to read more about interesting subjects, so I’m going to write one long article every month, which will be published on this site for download on the last Saturday of the month. Those who wish to can subscribe and have the longform articles sent directly to them. Find out more here. January’s article (available from 26/1/19) is called ‘Swine Flew: the curious case of the Gerasene Demoniac‘.