My name is Paul Maddison, I am a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of East Anglia in the UK and a fellow traveller on the road of Christian perfection. Throughout over thirty years working as a priest, I have found the benefits of spiritual direction to have been invaluable. As well as working in busy parishes I spent eleven years serving as a part-time chaplain in a leading transplant hospital, and for seven years I was in Diocesan administration as private secretary to two bishops.
I have just spent the last two and a half years living as a member of a Benedictine monastic community; unfortunately, health issues have caused me to return to semi-retirement in the diocese. I am currently serving as chaplain to the Benedictine Grace and Compassions sisters at Great Barton. I enjoy travel – especially to the Middle East, I am an avid reader, a competent gardener, a good cook, and I love spending time in the company of my family and friends.