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Anthony Grimley

PhD Student

Biography

A Roman Catholic, Anthony is married with five children, he is a Director of Monos Foundation has been working in the field of New/Secular/Lay Monasticism for 16 years with a specific interest in contemporary spiritualities and post-modernism.

Having worked under the direction of Rev. John Skinner for many years in research of monastic spirituality and contemporary Christian living, and as an early disciple of new monasticism; in 1998 he started to develop what has become Monos Foundation.

He has published work in monastic spirituality in various publications including co-writing a book called ‘Living the Hours’ which is looking at how monastic spirituality can inform everyday Christian living.

His current research includes - amongst other things - critiquing the current new monastic movement in relation to its main architects and exploring the ecumenical nature of Christian monasticism. Other interests lie in Early Irish Christianity, which he holds an MA in from the University of Wales Lampeter, and the dramatisation of saints lives and Christian and cultural dialogues through various performing arts.

Anthony has a keen interest in sport, both playing and watching. He is currently doing a PhD at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, studying new monasticism and its self-identity within the 21st century.