Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1951, Father Christopher was educated in England and holds degrees in Modern Languages, Philosophy and Theology. After becoming a member of the Benedictine community at Worth Abbey, he was ordained priest in 1978. He was Headmaster of Worth from 1994 until 2002 when he was elected Abbot of Worth.
In 2005, Worth Abbey was The Monastery on BBC TV, attracting audiences of between two and three million viewers. He has subsequently appeared on a variety of radio and TV programmes around the world. In October 2010, he presented The Big Silence, a BBC TV series that followed people going on retreat and building meditation into their daily lives.
Finding Sanctuary: Monastic Steps for Everyday Life was published by in 2006, with 12 foreign language translations published to date. Finding Happiness: Monastic Steps for a Fulfilling Life was published in 2008.
In 2010, he stepped down as abbot and was appointed Director of the Catholic Church's National Office for Vocation based in London.
Christopher was a speaker at the Retreat Association Conference in 2008 and 2015.
The Retreat Association for the UK