Professor Robert Hannaford
I recently retired after a long career as an Anglican priest and academic. I was received into the Catholic Church in 2021 here in Workington. My last job before retirement was as Director of Ministerial Formation for the Anglican Diocese of Carlisle. My first job, many years ago now, was as an RE teacher at a Comprehensive School in Cornwall. I have taught Theology and Philosophy in several Universities, including many years as Professor of Theology and Executive Dean of Faculty at the University of Cumbria. This included a spell as the Dean responsible for the University's work in Education and Teacher Education. My wife and I originally came to Workington after I retired from University work to become Priest in Charge of the Anglican parish of St John's in Workington. We both now worship in the parish of Christ the Good Shepherd, and I look forward to becoming part of the wider community of the School.