Revd John Carter MA

  1. Revd John Carter MA
    Diocese of Ripon and Leeds and Dialogue Society Advisor

    John Carter is a press officer for the Church of England, and for the past eleven years has been Director of Press and Communications for the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds. He has lectured on issues of faith and media at Durham University, the Gregorian University, Rome, St John's College Nottingham, Leeds Trinity and Mirfield Colleges – and continues to advise churches and faith groups including the Dialogue Society. His career began in BBC radio where he became a journalist, producer and presenter of regional news and current affairs programmes, reporting on events such as the Toxteth Riots and the Miners’ Strikes during the 1980’s. He later trained for ordained ministry in the Church of England, and subsequently gained an MA with research into faith and media issues. John continued to broadcast while serving as a parish priest for ten years, before taking up his present role. In May 2008 he joined with the Dialogue Society to organise a visit to Turkey by a group of journalists from the BBC, Guardian, Channel 4, together with Roman Catholic and Sikh newspapers. He has lectured at the Dialogue Society on the subject of faith and media.