The Revd Canon Dr. Keith Riglin, SCP

Keith Riglin is Professor of Ecclesiology and Sacramental Theology at the GTF, and Chaplain and Assistant Dean of King’s College, University of London, where he also serves as a visiting lecturer in the college’s Department of Theology and Religious Studies.  He read for undergraduate degrees at London (education and religious studies) and Oxford (theology) before being ordained in 1983. He has worked as a parish minister, in university chaplaincies at Bath and Cambridge, and as a lecturer at the United Theological College of the West Indies, Jamaica. After serving 25 years in Baptist and Reformed charges, he received holy orders in the Church of England in 2008, serving his title in a west London parish and community development project. Prior to his appointment at King’s College London in 2012, he served briefly in the Diocese of Argyll and The Isles, in the Scottish Episcopal Church, of which he continues to be a priest.
Keith undertook post-graduate work (MTh) at Heythrop College, University of London, and completed his ThD thesis, in ecclesiology, at the University of Birmingham. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA); an Associate of King’s College London (AKC); a Research Associate at Wesley House, Cambridge; and a Senior Member of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. He serves as Chairman of the All Saints Educational Trust; Chairman of the Council and Governing Body of Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford; and as a Director of Ordinands in the Diocese of London. In 2020 he was installed as an honorary Canon of St John’s Cathedral, Oban, Scotland.
Keith is a frequent visitor to Ghana and the University of Cape Coast, and a regular tutor on the Oxford University Summer School in Theology, in association with the GTF.
  • Reforming Worship: English Reformed Principles and Practice (2012) editor/contributor
  • Mary for Earth and Heaven: Essays on Mary and Ecumenism (2002) chapter
  • Council of Christians and Jews
  • Methodist Sacramental Fellowship
  • Prayer Book Society
  • Society for the Study of Theology
  • Society of Catholic Priests
Religious Affiliation
  • Anglican/Episcopalian (priest)
Areas of Interest
  • Ecclesiology and sacramental theology
  • Application of theology and religious belief to public thought and practice
  • Ecumenical theology – especially Anglican, Wesleyan Methodist, Lutheran
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