Harry Steele

About Harry 

Harry studied Biblical Theology as an undergraduate at Mattersey Hall, the training college for Assemblies of God. After graduating in 2003 he explored ordination in the Church of England and was selected as one of the first 'Ordained Pioneer Ministers'. He studied one year full-time at Ridley Hall doing a postgraduate certificate, before doing two years mixed mode training  studying for an MA in practical theology and serving his curacy at All Saints Ecclesall in Sheffield. Harry's MA thesis was in the area of liturgy and inculturation. At the time Harry led a ministry of youth and young adults, allowing him to consider the role of the Eucharist in contemporary western society and the place of liturgy in post-Christian culture. After serving his curacy Harry and a 'graft team' went to St. Peter's Greenhill where he served as priest-in-charge for five years. He was next asked to become an 'Interim Minister'. Harry is now licensed to the Bishop of Sheffield meaning he is easily deployed in the diocese to help churches who are in interregnums.  As well as this Harry is Chaplain to the Sheffield Sharks men's professional basketball team, he serves as an Assistant Diocesan Director of Ordinands in Sheffield Diocese, and helps mentor Ordained Pioneers. He is also part of the national 'Leading Your Church into Growth' team; regularly speaking at conferences that encourage local churches in ways of simple, sustainable growth. Harry lives in Sheffield with his wife Zoey, two children, and rottweiler.

Publications 

  • Contributed to 'Reflections for Daily Prayer: Advent 2018 to Christ the King 2019', Church House Publishing

Research and Supervision Interests

  • Liturgical Studies and its role in mission
  • Cultural studies (contemporary western culture)
  • Growth in local churches
  • Preaching