Richard Prideaux

Richard A Prideaux BA, DipEd, BD(LOND.HONS) TH.L (HONS), MA
Chaplain, Beaconhills College, Associate Fellow of ISCAST.

Richard Prideaux holds degrees in Arts, Education and Theology from Melbourne, Monash, Latrobe and London Universities and the Australian College of Theology.

After teaching English and Geography at Shepparton and Frankston High Schools Richard became the Youth Worker for the Anglican Parish of Holy Trinity Kew whilst studying theology at Ridley College.

In 1974 Richard joined the staff of Ivanhoe Grammar School where he was the Head of Religious Studies for 17 years and also became Year 12 Coordinator and Head of Curriculum.

In 1993 Richard became the second principal of St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School overseeing a period of expansion and growth from 500 secondary students to a five campus K -12 school of 1500 students.

In 2007 Richard accepted the position of Chaplain and Head of Religious Studies at Beaconhills College Village Campus in Berwick thus returning to his first love of teaching religion. In all of these positions Richard has maintained a life-long interest in the theological relationship between science and religion.

Richard has maintained his involvement at Ridley Theological College in Parkville having been a former student, part-time lecturer, Council member and Chairman of Council for a two year period.

He is married to Ann and they have two sons and five grandchildren. When not reading theology or Eng Lit, Richard enjoys philately and collecting 1950’s die-cast model cars and is an increasingly forlorn Demons supporter.



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