Father Earl Collins
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A native of Belfast, with a PhD in Byzantine Studies from The Queen's University, Fr Earl Collins OSB is a priest-monk of Dormition Abbey, the German Benedictine monastery in Jerusalem, where he served as Abbot from 2011-2016. He was formerly a monk of Glenstal Abbey, Ireland (from 1989-2011), during which time he was headmaster of the abbey's boarding school and for four years Director of the Monastic Institute at the University of Sant'Anselmo, Rome.
He is currently on sabbatical and acting as Chaplain to Westcott. Fr Earl (monastic name Gregory) has wide experience of teaching theology in Ireland, Rome and Jerusalem, and in giving retreats. His theological interests are in Byzantine and Western mystical theology and Christian spirituality. He also teaches annually in the New York Foundation for Jungian Psychology. Fr Earl has a great love for the Anglican theological and liturgical traditions and feels very at home in the Westcott ethos. He sees his work as supporting the College's worship, accompanying students on their spiritual path, and being of assistance to all at Westcott.