Mark Townsend
Mark Townsend

Mark Townsend is a combination of priest, magician and writer. He uses seemingly opposing forces as equal gifts in our search for the meaning of life. Mark's books are recognised as being a touching place between Christianity and the Paganism. As well as being an
ordained priest, Mark is a member of The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids - a world wide fellowship of those to try to follow a nature based way of life.
In June 2007 Mark resigned from full time parish ministry to work as a writer and mystifier. He has performed his 'Soulful Magic' all over the world - from Gothic Cathedrals to the African Savannah, entertaining such diverse groups as Catholic Nuns and Massai Warriors. He also utilises his priestly skills as an Alternative Celebrant, and offers various rites of passage to folk who do not limit themselves to Christian practises. He creates meaningful services and blessings that reflect the spiritual path of his wide variety of
He lives in Leominster, UK.

Books by Mark Townsend
Jesus Outside the Box by

Jesus Outside the Box

Twelve Spiritual Tales of the Unexpected

Jul 2010

a short book of twelve stories about a magical, gentle yet dangerous Jesus written from the perspective of some lesser known characters of the New Testament.

Diary of a Heretic by

Diary of a Heretic

The Pagan Adventures of a Christian Priest

Sep 2013

An uncompromising and heretical priest's diary exploring the meaning of life and death, success and failure, religion and magic, and instituional Churchianity.

Path of the Blue Raven, The by

Path of the Blue Raven, The

Nov 2009

With devastating self-honesty and uncompromising passion, the author reveals his liberating journey from Christian priesthood to nature-based spirituality.

Gospel of Falling Down by

Gospel of Falling Down

The beauty of failure, in an age of success

Jan 2007


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