Simon and Karen Kershaw

This is the home page of Simon and Karen Kershaw. We live in Saint Ives, near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire in England.

Simon works for the software product company Aveva where he manages a team of software developers working on E3D.

Karen teaches the piano, and works part time as an administrator at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

You can e-mail us: Simon at: <>; and Karen.

We are members of the Church of England and worship at All Saints, Saint Ives, where Karen sings in the choir, Simon is a server and bellringer, and we are both members of the PCC.

Simon is the lay Chair of the Ely Diocesan Synod, a lay Canon of Ely Cathedral, and a member of the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England. He developed and for 20 years has maintained the Church of England’s Daily Prayer website. He was a contributor to A Companion to Common Worship, edited by Professor Paul Bradshaw (SPCK, 2001), and is the originator and co-author of Come to the Feast: a companion to Common Worship Holy Communion (Canterbury Press, 2001). He also edited the second and third editions of Exciting Holiness (Canterbury Press, 2003, 2007), and was editor/compiler of the book Common Worship: Daily Eucharistic Lectionary. He has designed and typeset various other books for Canterbury Press including several volumes of the Book of Common Prayer of the Church in Wales. In 1993 he was co-founder of oremus, which he still manages. Each year he produces a downloadable Almanac containing the calendar and lectionary of the Church of England for the coming year. The online version, the oremus Almanac, also contains the texts of the readings, collects and other resources. Simon is also co-founder and editor of the Thinking Anglicans blog.

Updated: 1 September 2021.