The Revd Dr Patrick McGlinchey

The Revd Dr Patrick McGlinchey

Lecturer in Missiology and Pastoral Studies

paddyPaddy has both undergraduate and post–graduate degrees in Theology from the University of Nottingham, and a PhD from Queen’s University Belfast. His academic interests include twentieth century Roman Catholic theology, the emerging church movement and Fresh Expressions. Prior to ordination in the Church of England, he worked as a school teacher and later as the Co–ordinator of the City of Belfast YMCA’s Cross Community Schools’ Programme. His pastoral experience, which includes the planting of a joint Anglican/Baptist church in the Diocese of Norwich, has been profoundly motivated by his concern that the Church engage missionally with the culture. Prior to coming to CITI, he was the Church of Ireland chaplain to Queen’s University, Belfast. He is currently on the Board of CMSI and lives in Dublin with his wife Helen. They have three adult children, Paul, Patrick and Timothy.



‘The Threefold Cord: the Fusion of Politics, Violence and the Gospel in Ireland,’ Frontiers Journal (Autumn 1996).

A New Kind of Christianity? A Study of the Challenge Offered to the Church by Brian McLaren and the Emerging Church Movement  (Belfast: Church of Ireland Evangelical Fellowship, 2007)??

Book Review: Daniel Treier, The Theological Interpretation of Scripture (Search – A Church of Ireland Journal Spring 2011)

Katie Heffelfinger & Patrick McGlinchey (eds), Atonement as Gift: Re–imagining the Cross for the Church and the World (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2014)

‘Looking Back on the Christian Renewal Centre – Its Gift and Call’ Search – A Church of Ireland Journal Spring 2015

Joseph Ratzinger’s Augustinianism and Evangelicalism (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2017) Forthcoming.