The Revd Canon Dr Mark Pryce
The Revd Canon Dr Mark Pryce is Director of Ministry, Church of England – Birmingham and Chaplain to the Queen.
Originally from Wales, Mark moved to the West Midlands in 1987 to serve as Curate of All Saints Church, West Bromwich, where he was also part-time Chaplain at Sandwell District General Hospital, Governor of two Church Primary Schools, and Community Governor of a large Secondary School.
He was elected as a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge in 1990, and served there as Dean of Chapel and Tutor for twelve years before returning to the Black Country as Vicar of Smethwick Old Church, where he led the development of the Dorothy Parkes Community Centre.
In 2015, Mark was awarded a doctorate in Practical Theology from Birmingham University for research into poetry and professional development. As a published poet, he gives many talks and readings about poetry and religion in the Birmingham region, nationally and internationally.
Mark is also a volunteer Chaplain for St John Ambulance in the West Midlands, supporting thousands of local volunteers, including large numbers of children and young people, in delivering First Aid services, training in local communities and providing specialist transport for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.