New Bible reading notes contributor - David Butterfield
Introducing David Butterfield, a new Bible reading notes contributor in the current issue of Bible Reflections for Older People.
David Butterfield has written ‘Being Useful’, inspired by the character of Onesimus, the runaway slave who became such a help to Paul when he was in prison. David was runner up in the Upper Room writing competition in 2017.
After studying music, David felt the call to ordination in the Church of England. During his 40-year ministry, he served at churches in Southport, the Midlands and Shropshire. His final post was based at York Minster, from which he retired in 201. He and wife Irene now life in Ripon in North Yorkshire. They have two adult children.
David has written about 1200 sermons in his time, along with numerous talks and articles. He enjoys walking, cycling and making marmalade, as well as reading and playing the piano and organ.
David has already written a second series for Bible Reflections for Older People and is working on a third, based on well-known hymns.