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Dr Oonagh O'Brien

Dr Oonagh O'Brien

Principal, The Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology

Office Phone: 01223 741057


A theologian whose speciality is ecclesiology and ministry, Oonagh’s research interests span theologies of laity, collaborative ministry, the renewal of Church life and pastoral theology.

Oonagh has wide experience of teaching theology and religious studies, both nationally and internationally.

    Previous roles:
  • Research scholar at the University of Limerick
  • Co-coordinator and pastoral theologian with the Archdiocese of Dublin
  • Facilitator for parishes and dioceses involved in renewal, development and change.

Her publications include Parish Leadership Groups (Columba Press 2001). Her current research is focused on the theology and practices of lay life and lay ministry. She is working on a project to map the development of lay life as a form of discipleship and ministry in the Church in England and Wales.

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From 3 October 2016, fines for overdue books will change. Items which are overdue and requested by another reader will acrue £1 per item per day (before 20p). Items which are overdue, but not requested by someone else, will acrue fines at 10p per item per day (before 20p).

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