Peter Owen-Jones


Peter Owen Jones is a maverick 21st century priest, ecological thinker and champion of ethics who, as a celebrated BBC TV presenter, has explored the world’s vast pantheon of religious and spiritual ideas and distilled essential wisdom for contemporary modern life and business.

At this poignant time in human evolution when the world’s economic, political and social paradigms are at a tipping point of major change, Peter has innovative advice for organisations, schools, universities and businesses on how to move with the times and become more responsible, ethical and purposeful.

Over the last eight years Peter has presented a number of award winning TV documentaries for the BBC, including Extreme Pilgrim, Around the World in 80 Faiths, and How to Live a Simple Life.

Extreme Pilgrim was nominated “the best religious programme ever made” (Daily Telegraph).  He has also written five highly acclaimed books: Bed of Nails: an advertising executive’s journey through Theological College; Small Boat Big Sea; Psalms; Letters from an Extreme Pilgrim; and Pathlands. 

Around the World in 80 Faiths is available through AMAZON


Peter’s book, The New Humanity about the environment, explores our need to care for the planet so we leave our grandchildren a world to inherit that’s worth living in. The book is scheduled for release in May 2020.

Born and raised in the UK, Peter left school and went to work as a jackaroo in Australia, before becoming a copywriter and ultimately creative director in London’s advertising industry.  Disenchanted with the material rat race and eager to follow a life imbued with service and meaning, in his late 20s he joined the clergy, becoming ordained in 1992. He served as a rector of three parishes just outside Cambridge and is now a house for duty priest on the Sussex Downs.


A leading edge spiritual leader, Peter makes for a fascinating and highly entertaining after dinner and inspirational speaker, applying his philosophy that spirituality can be found anywhere, not just in a church. Calling on his unique experience of both working in the commercial world and exploring the world’s spiritual traditions in search of meaning, Peter is eager to inspire schools, universities, organisations and businesses to infuse a balance of heart and soul into their work.

In addition to guiding businesses in evolving their CSR, Peter also offers corporate talks and workshops in the areas of Soulful Leadership, Corporate Wellbeing and Igniting Creativity.  In addition, he runs Mindfulness retreats exploring the power of silence based on his transformative experience of living in an isolated cave in the Sinai desert for the filming of the BBC’s Extreme Pilgrim series.  And he is inviting businesses to experience his dynamic adaption of the Native American ‘Sweat Lodge’ ritual as a profoundly powerful tool for team building.

Peter is also available for talks and workshops at schools, universities, churches and other organisations. He can also be booked for wedding ceremonies.