Before training for ordination, Richard worked as Music Operations Manager with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford-upon-Avon, where he watched a play in 2011 that completely changed the course of his life.
Richard explained: “In my previous job at the RSC, we did a play called Written on the Heart.
“It was about the writing of the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible. In one scene, two men – Lancelot Andrewes and William Tyndale – debated translations of The Beatitudes.
“As I sat, and watched, and listened, these words came alive for me.
“Gradually, I realised that I had been wrong all my life about God.”
As a direct result, Richard bought a copy of the Bible and began to attend a church in Kidderminster.
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