Andrew Atherstone

Andrew AtherstoneRevd Dr Andrew Atherstone

Tutor in History and Doctrine
Latimer Research Fellow


MA (Cambridge), MSt, DPhil (Oxford), FRHistS

Andrew joined the Wycliffe Hall staff in 2007 after ordination and doctoral studies here in the late 1990s. He was a ministry apprentice in Islington and Reading, and served curacies at Christ Church, Abingdon and in Eynsham and Cassington, two villages just west of Oxford, where he lives with his wife Catherine and their three children.

Andrew’s teaching, research and writing is focussed upon the history of the Christian church, especially the relationship between Anglicanism and Evangelicalism. He is research fellow of the Latimer Trust, the successor to Latimer House, an Anglican Evangelical research institute founded in Oxford in 1960. He currently serves on the Church of England's Faith and Order Commission and Liturgical Commission.

Classes Taught

  • Anglicanism
  • Church History
  • Ecclesiology
  • Evangelicalism


Select Books

2016. Bishop J.C. Ryle’s Autobiography: The Early Years. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust

2015. The Journal of Bishop Daniel Wilson of Calcutta, 1845-1857. Woodbridge: Boydell

2015. Good Disagreement? Grace and Truth in a Divided Church, edited with Andrew Goddard. Oxford: LionHudson

2014. Evangelicalism and the Church of England in the Twentieth Century, edited with John Maiden. Woodbridge: Boydell

2014. Archbishop Justin Welby: Risk-taker and Reconciler. London: Darton, Longman and Todd

2011. Engaging with Martyn Lloyd-Jones, edited with David Ceri Jones. Nottingham: Apollos

2011. The Reformation: Faith and Flames. Oxford: LionHudson (new edition 2015)

2007. Oxford’s Protestant Spy: The Controversial Career of Charles Golightly. Milton Keynes: Paternoster

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