News & Events

Items of news and forthcoming events will be posted here.

Please return regularly for updates.


Breaking News

 07 May 2018  

Robert’s lecture, delivered at Durham University on 3rd May, is now available on YouTube:

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Meets Albert Schweitzer
Can ‘Reverence for the Penultimate’ form a Christian Mandate for Church Involvement in 21st Century Healthcare?



 03 May 2018


Robert has been asked to deliver a lecture as part of the Project for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Durham University.

The title of his lecture is:

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Meets Albert Schweitzer
Can ‘Reverence for the Penultimate’ form a Christian Mandate for Church Involvement in 21st Century Healthcare?


29 April 2018

Preaching Invitation 

Robert has been asked to deliver a sermon at All Saints Church, Goxhill, Lincolnshire at 9.30am, and at Holy Trinity Church, Barrow upon Humber at 11am.

His texts will be: Acts 8.26-40 and John 15.1-8.


21 May 2017

Publication of On Quarry Beach 

Robert’s second collection of poetry is now available directly from the author, and soon from bookshops.


 7 May 2017

Mayoral Thanksgiving Service, St Mary’s Church Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire 

Robert has been invited to join the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, and Father Andrew Cole at a Thanksgiving Service for the work of the Mayor of North East Lincolnshire, Cllr Christina McGilligan-Fell.


 26 February 2017

BBC Radio Lincolnshire Interview 

Robert will be interviewed by BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Rod Whiting, on the subject of faith and health, and a conference Robert is jointly hosting at the Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln on Saturday 4th March 2017, called ‘Forging the Links’; a conference spotlighting how faith groups can work to assist communities in respect to health and social care.


14 January 2017

On Quarry Beach

At long last, the manuscript for Robert’s 2nd collection of poetry is with the publisher. Date for publication awaited!


02 October 2016

Harvest Festival Address

Robert will give the Address (taking the text of the Gospel of St Luke 12:16-31) at the Harvest Festival Service at St Lawrence’s Church, Thornton Curtis, North Lincolnshire. Service starts at 6.30 pm.


11th June 2016

Barton Town Band Awards Evening & Concert

As President of the Barton Town Band, Robert will be presenting the annual awards and certificates to the members of the Junior and Youth sections of the Barton Town Band, at their Summer Concert at St Mary’s Church, Barton on Humber, North Lincolnshire. Starts 7pm. Tickets available on the door.


March 2016

New Publisher for Law and Medicine: Friend or Nemesis?

Originally published by Radcliffe, Robert’s book Law and Medicine: Friend or Nemesis? is now available from CRC Press, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group.


14th January 2016 

Award of Master of Arts – University Congregation at Durham Cathedral

On Thursday 14th January, Robert received his MA (Spirituality, Theology and Health) from the world-renowned opera singer, Sir Thomas Allen, Chancellor of Durham University.


21st November 2015

Meeting with William Horwood

Robert was delighted to meet the international author and Chair of the Society of Authors, William Horwood, at Robert’s Book Signing event at Uncle Henry’s on Saturday.


21st-22nd November 2015

Book Signing

Come and meet Robert at Uncle Henry’s Christmas Craft & Gift Fair, Uncle Henry’s, Grayingham, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. 11am – 4pm


20th November 2015

Authors’ Evening

Robert will be appearing alongside fellow author Jon Beattiey at All Saints Church, Winterton, North Lincolnshire. 7pm


11th July 2015

Waterstones Book Signing

Come and meet Robert at the Waterstones Book Shop in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire at 12.30pm, when he will be signing copies of his novel, Lamplight in the Shadows.


5th June 2015

Radio Interview

Robert will be giving an interview for UCB Radio on his involvement with the setting up of Primary Care Chaplaincy in North Lincolnshire.


9th February – 9th March 2015 

Free Copies of Lamplight in the Shadows

Three free copies of Lamplight in the Shadows are available in a Goodreads Giveaway.

Enter now for your chance to win!

Offer closes 9th March


13th February 2015

Estuary TV Interview

On Friday 13th February, Robert was interviewed by Estuary TV presenter Hugh Riches about his debut novel, Lamplight in the Shadows and Robert discussed his selection of news articles from the local papers. Watch the interview on YouTube here.


8th February 2015


Robert can now be found on Goodreads. Click here to read his profile, review his books, enter discussion with the author, and see what he is currently reading.


23rd January 2015

Female First Magazine

Read an interview with Robert by Lucy Walton-Lange for Female First magazine here.


15th & 17th January 2015

Book Launch – Lamplight in the Shadows

Following a very successful private launch party at the historic  Wilderspin School in Barton upon Humber on Thursday 15th January,  a public launch of Robert’s debut novel Lamplight in the Shadows took place at The George Inn, George Street,  Barton on Humber, North Lincolnshire on Saturday 17th January.


21st December 2014

Lamplight in the Shadows – e-Book now available

If you cannot wait for the printed book, an e-book version of Lamplight in the Shadows is now available to download here.


10th December 2014

Fundraising for Lindsey Lodge Hospice – Update

The final total raised following Robert’s ‘Movember’ fundraising for Lindsey Lodge Hospice was a magnificent £1,245. Robert thanks all those who generously donated to the appeal.


7th December 2014

Feature Writer for The Journal

Robert has been appointed a feature writer and hotel reviewer for The Journal. Watch for his first hotel review to appear in the new year.


29th November 2014

Poetry Recital

Robert will be giving a poetry recital at a fundraising event for When You Wish upon a Star children’s charity at The George Inn, Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire tonight at 8pm.


29th November 2014

Longitude Wood Speech

Robert will be giving a speech at noon today at the First Phase Planting of the Longitude Wood in Great Coates, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire in his role as the emissary to the John Harrison Foundation.


December 2014

Feature Article in The Journal

Robert and his debut novel, Lamplight in the Shadows,  will be the subject of a two-page feature article in the December edition of the Northern Lincolnshire magazine, The Journal.


10th November 2014

Restaurant Reviewer

With great anticipation and delight, Robert has been appointed as one of the new restaurant reviewers for The Journal.


1st November 2014

Movember in aid of Lindsey Lodge Hospice

Robert is being sponsored to grow a goatee beard for Movember in aid of the Lindsey Lodge Hospice in North Lincolnshire. Donations to encourage the growth can be made here. Photographs will be added to the ‘images’ page in due course.


October 2014

Debut Novel – Lamplight in the Shadows

Robert’s debut novel, Lamplight in the Shadows will be published by Troubador under its Matador imprint in February 2015. For further information and advance copies please e-mail:


18th October 2014

St Luke’s Day

Robert has been invited to give the eulogy at the lunchtime Eucharist at the Parish Church of St Mary, Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire on the Feast Day of St Luke the Evangelist, the patron saint of physicians.


June 2014

County President – St John Ambulance

On the Feast Day of St John the Baptist, 26th June 2014, Robert was honoured to become the new County President for the Humber area of the St John Ambulance (covering East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire).


March 2014

Barton Town Band

It is with great pleasure that Robert has accepted the invitation to become the new President of the award winning Barton Town Band.


December 2013

The John Harrison Foundation

With effect from this month, Robert has been officially appointed as Emissary for the John Harrison Foundation, with a view to furthering the aims and ideals of the Foundation during the forthcoming (2014) Tercentenary of the Longitude Prize, and in the spirit of John Harrison.


October 2013


Ours is an anthology of poetry from Fantastic Books Publishing, featuring fifteen poets and including Robert’s poem ‘An Ex-Pat’s Lament’.

Available now from Amazon

Cover for 'Ours'


September 2013

Royal Society of Arts

Robert was honoured to learn that he has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).


July 2013

New Poetry Anthology

Robert was recently delighted to be asked to contribute to a new anthology soon to be published by Fantastic Books Publishing. More news soon!


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