Phillip Medhurst: biography

Phillip Medhurst was born in Leicester, England in 1948. Educated at Alderman Newton’s Grammar School, he read English at Wadham College, Oxford. After graduation he trained for the Anglican ministry. On ordination he served in a South London parish while qualifying as a schoolteacher at Goldsmiths’ College. For over two decades he taught religious education in both state-funded and private schools. In 1982 his son was permanently disabled as result of a road traffic accident, and this caused Phillip to radically re-assess his religious beliefs – leading to his realisation as a Christian Gnostic. He is now retired and devotes his time entirely to expressing The Gnosis in writing and fine art. He is no longer affiliated to any of the churches of Christendom and lives alone in Kidderminster, England.