About

Simon Vibert

Simon Vibert

Revd Dr Simon Vibert

Vice Principal Wycliffe Hall
Director of the School of Preaching

MTh, DMin, PGDipLathe

Simon took up his post at Wycliffe Hall in 2007 as Vice Principal.  He is also the Director of the School of Preaching and has a strong interest in training the next generation of Preachers. Dr Vibert was educated at Oak Hill College in London, Glasgow University, as well as Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi and Orlando, Florida.  He was until recently Chairman of the Fellowship of Word and Spirit and is a Trustee of Latimer Trust and a member of the Church of England Evangelical Council.  He has significant interest in theological training overseas, particularly in Tanzania, Zambia, Serbia and Haiti. He is involved in John Stott’s “Langham Trainers” which seeks to equip Pastors around the world with the desire and skills for better bible preaching.

Simon has 18 years of experience in parish ministry. The last 8 years were as Vicar of St Luke’s Church Wimbledon Park, prior to that, Trinity Church Buxton, with a curacy in Houghton and Kingmoor, Carlisle.

Dr Vibert has written in the areas of Preaching, Human Sexuality and Contemporary Culture.  His first book “The Diamond Marriage” was published by Christian Focus in 2005.  “Lives Jesus Changed”, a book about characterisation in John’s Gospel, is also published by Christian Focus (2010).  IVP published “Excellence in Preaching. Learning from the Best” (2011).

Simon is married to Caroline and they have three children and one grandchild.

The Apostle Paul’s words in Philippians 1:21 have focused my Christian life and ministry for the last 25 years: “For me to live is Christ, to die is gain”.   In life, this means working and living to the full; in death, this means the real hope of life eternal. I would love to model and teach biblical preaching which holds out Christ as the meaning of life – and our confidence in death.

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