The Revd Dr Sharon Moughtin-Mumby has been involved in education for over twenty years. Beginning with a focus on adult education, she taught, lectured, and examined at the University of Oxford, followed by serving as Old Testament tutor at a Church of England theological college (Ripon College, Cuddesdon). While in Oxford, she acted as Chair of the University of Oxford’s B.Th. degree. Now ordained and serving as Theologian in Residence at St Peter’s Walworth, she continues to contribute as an academic and sits on the editorial board of the international Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (JSOT). She is a Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London.
On maternity leave, Sharon developed a passion for education in the Early Years culminating in the publication of Diddy Disciples: Bible storytelling and worship materials for young children (London: SPCK, 2017, 2018): church resources which bring together her experience as a professional Bible scholar and Anglican priest. Her aim is to introduce the Bible from the beginning as rich, diverse, and playful: approaching Bible storytelling in ways that children will not need to unlearn in later life.
Sharon brings current experience of working with children in Church primary schools, spending one day a week trialling materials for use in RE, Collective Worship, and literacy. She has also recently produced education resources for wider use, including new EYFS and KS1 Christingle resources for The Children’s Society, an Advent workshop for KS1 children for Southwark Cathedral’s Education Centre and KS2 Creation resources for use in Cathedrals across the UK for the Church of England’s Shrinking the Footprint. Sharon has twelve years of governing experience, currently serving as Vice Chair of a Church of England primary school. She is on the Editorial Board of Grove Education Books as well as a being a trustee for the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education (SDBE) and a director of SDBE’s Multi-Academy Trust.