A book about Patrick’s travels is now available as a paperback and for Kindle on Amazon.

‘A Witness of Struggle: Telling Tales of a Rambling Rector’
“Patrick Whitworth makes an excellent modern Phileas Fogg as he whisks us around the world in multiple modes of transport (including the essential hot air balloon), all the while keeping up a brisk panoramic commentary on the legions (literally) of armies, characters and events that have shaped the hundreds of places he visits alone or in the company of family or friends; and, as an added bonus every now and then, a Whitworth ancestor pops up to flash across the screen in some deed of derring-do.”

Tom Peryer OBE, Director of Education London Diocese 1999-2009

Full details about this book are available here
Patrick Whitworth has been a church leader in the Anglican Church for the last forty years. He was ordained in 1976 and served two curacies at St Michael le Belfry, York and Holy Trinity Brompton – where he was Director of Training for four years implementing and leading a training course called Lighthouse. He was then Vicar of an Urban Priority Parish in SE London, Christ Church Gipsy Hill where he saw considerable growth and planted a neighbourhood church in the parish. From there he went to All Saints Bath Weston with N. Stoke and Langridge. He has had experience of leading Mission therefore in city centre, suburban, deprived urban areas and rural village communities.

During this time he has maintained an active interest overseas mission and worked with SOMA UK, a short term, cross-cultural Anglican mission Agency. He has led Teams in Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Nigeria and S. Sudan. He has also written many resources for the church including eight full length books focusing on Biblical Studies, Pastoral Theology and Church History . Over the last few years he has produced a Trilogy on early church History from the Apostles to Chalcedon, as well as a title on the narrative and meaning of the Bible called ‘Inside Out’.

Routes that Refresh, based on Jeremiah 6:16 (see below), are courses based on these publications and are offered to the whole church for encouragement and training. Patrick writes, “I am delighted to make available these resources in days of interactive learning and equipping for the church in the UK and abroad. Now that I have stepped down from leading a parish church, I hope to be able to concentrate on this ministry. Please do get in contact via this website if you would like to know more.”

“Stand at the crossroads, and look and ask for the ancient

paths where the good way lies; walk in it and find rest for

your souls.”

Jeremiah 6:16 NRSV