Chichester Diocesan Inter-Faith Adviser
The Revd Dr Andrew Wingate has been involved in inter faith dialogue for more than thirty years. He taught theology in a seminary in Tamil Nadu, South India, and in Birmingham. His Doctorate was about issues of Inter Religious Conversion in South India, involving Hindus, Muslims and Christians. He moved to Leicester in 2000, and there he developed the St Philip’s Centre for Study and Engagement in a Multi Faith Society, the foremost Christian ecumenical centre in the country. He handed over the Directorship in 2010, and is now a teacher/consultant there, with special responsibility for International affairs. He has run a number of dialogue groups in Birmingham and Leicester, focusing on Christians and Muslims, and also on Hindus and Jews. He has written two books specifically on Dialogue- Encounter in the Spirit, Muslim-Dialogue in Birmingham(WCing, C 1989,1991), and Celebrating Difference, Staying Faithful, how to live in a Multi Faith World (DLT 2005, now in its third printing). He is a Chaplain to The Queen, Canon Theologian of Leicester Cathedral, and received the OBE for services to Inter Faith Relations in 2011.