Revd Canon Dr Simon Jones


Studied theology at the Universities of Durham and Cambridge.  Chaplain and Fellow of Merton College since 2002.  Associate Tutor in Liturgy, Ripon College, Cuddesdon.  Honorary Canon of Christ Church, Oxford, and a Wiccamical Prebendary (Honorary Canon Theologian) of Chichester Cathedral.  Member of Church of England Liturgical Commission.  Chair of Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd.

Research Area/s:

Historical and Systematic Theology, History of Christianity, Patristics

Research Interests:

Liturgy: Christian Initiation; the relationship between baptism and confirmation; Eucharistic presidency; liturgy and drama; the relationship between liturgy and catechesis; the significance of the Common Cup


Publications & Research Outputs:

The Sacramental Life: Dom Gregory Dix and his Writings (Canterbury Press, 2007).

[with M Ross] The Serious Business of Worship (T&T Clark, 2010).

Celebrating Christian Initiation (SPCK, 2016).

‘Worship renewing catechesis: catechesis renewing worship’ in S Croft (ed), Rooted and Grounded: Faith, formation and the Christian tradition (Canterbury Press, 2019), 21-36.