Secretary of the Derbyshire Network of the University of the Third Age and Deputy Mayor of Matlock
Brian Smith was not brought up in a Christian family, but became a Christian in his early twenties. He went on to become an Anglican priest, and served in three parishes in London until he retired eight years ago. While working in Tottenham, his knowledge of French brought him into contact with people from the Maghreb living in that part of London. Since his youth he has been involved in community support work, and has long advocated recognition of the diversity of society. In more recent years he has been involved with the European Network on Religion and Belief and the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups. He is currently secretary of the Derbyshire Network of the University of the Third Age and Deputy Mayor of Matlock.