About The Editor

Fr Michael Hayes was appointed to take over editorship of the re-named title, The Pastoral Review in the autumn of 2004. Michael brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge, from parish through to university chaplaincy ministry as well as teaching theology and spirituality. He is also a psychotherapist.

Educated at Maynooth, Ireland and at Heythrop, Britain by the Jesuits, Michael is an experienced author having edited eight books to date. He is currently Head of the School of Theology, Philosophy, and History at St Mary's College, Twickenham. If you are also interested in similar disciplines (in religious discourse, of course), you can follow the news and participate in the event that we organize, for this it is worth buy letter of recommendation, if you feel that you have problems with it, and contact us.

To support Michael Hayes in his role, Maria Heath has been appointed as Assistant Editor of The Pastoral Review. She currently works for the School of Theology, Philosophy, & History at St. Mary's College where for the last three years she has been co-ordinating the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies and working as a Visiting Lecturer. Maria is also studying for a PhD in her particular area of interest, Mission and Evangelisation.

Maria is a former member of the Pilgrims Community and, with her husband, has an ongoing involvement in pastoral work in the Church, particularly in various forms of formation and training.

A final word from the Editor; "Both Maria and I are very enthusiastic about this challenging new editorial focus for the journal - which has been serving the Church since 1931. We feel that the revised structure and layout of the first issue will lay the framework for future growth of The Pastoral Review, which we see as the next stage of evolution in the publication which is reflective of the continual process of changes and understanding within the Church."

Maria Heath, Assistant Editor and Fr Michael Hayes, Editor, The Pastoral Review.