Tony Higton: Tony has been an Anglican Clergyman in Newark, Cheltenham, Essex, Jerusalem and near King’s Lynn. God has blessed the ministry with remarkable growth in numbers and depth. The church development strategies and resources on this site issued from this experience and have been shared by Tony and Patricia at conferences around the world.
For 14 years Tony took a stand for biblical doctrine and morality in the General Synod and frequently witnessed on TV, radio and in the press. He has also written several books, as has his wife Patricia.
Later he became General Director of the Church’s Ministry amongst Jewish People (CMJ), and also Rector of Christ Church, Jerusalem. In addition to evangelism, he emphasised reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. His Paradox Ministries email newsletter informs Christians to pray, taking the need, pain and fears of both sides seriously.
Patricia Higton: Patricia is a theological graduate and author and was an RE teacher. She has fulfilled many parochial roles including parish prayer co-ordinator and evangelism co-ordinator. She became mission co-ordinator developing what became Time Ministries International – a church development ministry. She ministered directly to 1000 churches and produced resources for hundreds more, organising and co-leading with Tony conferences for clergy and lay leaders on church development, in 14 countries in addition to the UK.
She became a Reader in the Church of England and has ministered in three parishes, leading a congregation in two of them. In Jerusalem she was Prayer Coordinator for the Church’s Ministry among Jewish people, edited their publications and she managed Christ Church Centre.
Tony and Patricia have now retired from stipendiary ministry but assist in rural parishes in the Diocese of Carlisle.