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Andrew Twiddy

Andrew Twiddy

Andrew Twiddy works as a facilitator, teacher, speaker, and musician, and is currently based in Portugal, where he is working in a volunteer capacity. Contemplative and mystical traditions in the West and in the Middle-East have influenced him since his youth, and set the tone for his leadership and versatile style in parish-based ministry as an Anglican priest in Central Vancouver Island for over 25 years.  Andrew is a convenor for the Companions of the Society of Saint Francis (SSF), and is a veteran supporter of the work of Franciscan luminary Richard Rohr, and in that connection, has worked to promote the programming and resources of the Center for Action and Contemplation as a vital tool for facilitating spiritual growth and transformation.  Andrew’s degrees in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew led him into teaching and educational administration, and he has enjoyed animating biblical languages for seminary students, congregations, and inter-spiritual groups and events.  He finds Portugal a great place to be a football (soccer) fan, and as well as trying to keep up with the global scene of cricket and rugby, he is an avid wordsmith and Scrabble player and previously represented Canada in the Commonwealth Scrabble tournament in Scotland.