Ruth Gledhill Biography
Ruth Gledhill is an English journalist currently working for “The Tablet” as a multi-media editor. She is also a former religion affairs correspondent for The Times, a position that ended in May 2014.
Ruth Gledhill Age
She was born in 1959 in Essex, United Kingdom. She is 59 years as of 2018.
Ruth Gledhill Family
Gledhill is the daughter of local vicar of Gratwich, Staffordshire, a small village near Uttoxeter. She also grew up in Gratwich.
Ruth Gledhill Husband
Gledhill is married to Alan Franks, who is also a writer for The Times and The Guardian, a playwright and musician. The couple have one son, Arthur.
Gledhill Ruth Career
She began her career with the Uttoxeter Advertiser in Uttoxeter, England. She then moved to the Birmingham Post and Birmingham Evening Mail before joining the Daily Mail in 1984 and The Times in 1987. At The Times, she was the religion correspondent since 1989 until 2014.
Alongside Tim Webb, she co-authored a guide to Birmingham entitled Birmingham is not a Boring City. She also edited The Times Book of Prayers and The Times Book of Best Sermons, published for six years in connection with The Times Preacher of the Year Award.
She has argued in favour of the “benefits of schism” within the Anglican Communion, taking a critical stance against Peter Akinola and other church leaders with conservative views on homosexuality.
Gledhill has written features, news stories and a weblog for The Times, however, to get her articles while working for the tablet, click here.
Ruth Gledhill Books
At a Service Near You
This book is a collection of some of the best of Ruth Gledhill’s ‘Times’ articles on churches she has visited around the British Isles, which describe the architecture and appearance of the churches, quality of sermons, different styles of worship, and the warmth of welcome she received.
Originally published: 1996
She won the Andrew Cross Award for Religious Writer of the Year in 2004 and has been shortlisted in the British Press Awards three times.
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Gledhill Ruth Youtube
She has her own Youtube channel. To head on to the page, click here.