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About Joe

Joe Aldred is an ecumenist, broadcaster, speaker and writer. He is responsible for Pentecostal and Multicultural Relations at Churches Together in England; director of Respect Enterprises Ltd; and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Roehampton.

Joe is a BBC radio presenter; and has extensive experience as chair or member of strategic councils, boards and committees in the areas of education, faith and health.  Past posts include regional bishop, pastor, and director of the Centre for Black and White Christian Partnership, NHS Primary Care Trust Chairman, and chair of the Council of Black Led Churches.  Joe has an earned PhD in Theology from Sheffield University and is author / editor of several books and articles including ‘Thinking outside the box – on race, faith and life’ (Hansib 2013); and most recently, ‘From Top Mountain – An Autobiography’.

Joe is married to Novelette, a psychotherapist an NHS Chaplain. They have three grown up daughters.


  • Co-President, Housing Justice
  • Member, Reference Group Prison HOPE
  • Member, Community Forum Interfaith Network
  • Editor, Directory of Black Majority Churches UK (Online)
  • Patron, London Churches Refugee Fund, Helping Destitute Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Trustee, National Church Leaders Forum – a Black Christian Voice
  • Trustee, Movement for Justice and Reconcilliation
  • Former Chair, Council of Black-Led Churches

Academic and Professional Bodies

  • Honorary Research Fellow, University of Roehampton
  • Founding Chair of Black Theology in Britain: A Journal of Contextual Praxis, now Black Theology: An International Journal
  • Former Vice President, Selly Oak Colleges
  • Former External Examiner, Nottingham Trent University


My Books

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