The Revd Jarel Robinson-Brown is an Associate Chaplain at King's. He works part-time.
Jarel joined the Chaplaincy team in 2019. He was born in West London in 1991, and trained for ordination at Wesley House, Cambridge (2010-2013) as well as being an Ordinand at Clare College Chapel. From 2013 - 2019 Jarel served as a Methodist Minister in Cardiff, South Wales and most recently in South East London. In 2019 Jarel experienced a sense of conversion to Anglo-Catholicism in Walsingham and entered the Church of England in 2020. He is preparing to serve as a priest in the Diocese of London.
Prior to full-time ministry he studied classical music as a pianist and organist at the London College of Music, and privately in Paris.
After ministerial training in Cambridge, Jarel continued to read Theology at Cardiff University and is currently researching Coptic Monasticism and Late Antique Egypt. He is completing Master’s study looking at Origen of Alexandria and his use of the book of Romans. Outside of history Jarel has interests in Liberation Theology, Queer Theology and the life of the Prophets as explored in the work of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.
In his spare time he is often found on Twitter, walking his Jack Russell Terrier, writing, watching James Baldwin videos on Youtube, listening to Daniel Caesar, Lauryn Hill, or Noname’s ‘Telefone’ Album (again), or enjoying a nice glass (or two!) of wine somewhere in London.
Jarel currently lives in Putney, and is happy to talk to anyone, whether Staff or Students, about absolutely anything at all.