Christopher Townsend

Christopher Townsend is a retired lawyer. On retirement, he completed an MPhil in New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Cambridge. He chairs the editorial group of Cambridge Papers, a quarterly publication with the strapline ‘Towards a Biblical Mind’, which aims to help Christians engage with a complex and changing world ( He wrote ‘Gender: Where Next? Personal journeys, radical agendas and perplexing dilemmas’ (Cambridge Paper: December 2016). He is a trustee of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. He is married to Kate and they have three adult children.