James Priestman has been a Member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) since 2018. He worships with Ealing Meeting. He was awarded a BA Honours Degree in Biblical Studies by the University of Sheffield in 1989. He has a Master’s degree in Social Psychology and Social Research Methods (London School of Economics & Political Science, 2000) and a Master’s Degree in Social Work (Royal Holloway, University of London, 2014). James writes poems on Biblical themes, which have been published in Ambit, Sofia and The Friend. He works in the NHS as a social worker within a community mental health team.