The Revd Canon Dr William Taylor is Chair of the Anglican and Eastern Churches Association and Vicar of St John Notting Hill. He has worked and lived in Jordan, Cairo, and Turkey, served in parishes in England, as a Chaplain in the Middle East, on the ecumenical staff of the Archbishop of Canterbury at Lambeth Palace, and as Dean of an English Cathedral.
He has travelled and lectured extensively throughout the Middle East and Central Asia. A linguist by training and inclination, his languages include Syriac, Arabic, and Turkish.
Publications include Light from the East, Christians in the Holy Land (ed) , Ahl al Dhimmi: A Study of minorities in Islam, Christianity in Iraq, Antioch and Canterbury, and Narratives of Identity - a copy of which was presented to HRH The Prince of Wales in 2013 - and Turkey, Looking Behind and Before (ed).
He is a Facilitator for the Windsor Leadership Trust, a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, and a Freeman of the City of London.
William’s Ph.D, from SOAS, is on the dhimmi system of the Orthodox Churches in the late Ottoman Empire.
He is an Honorary Ecumenical Canon of the Cathedral of the Holy Child, Manila.