Tim Boniface is a freelance multi-instrumental jazz performer, arranger, and musical director working in the UK, and is currently serving as curate of St Nicholas Church in Chislehurst, Kent. Tim plays saxophones, piano, guitar, flugelhorn/trumpet and sings in his own bands, as part of other projects, and as a session player.
Tim believes passionately in the transformative potential of the creative arts for communities, and was the founding musical director of the ‘Lantern Singers’ community choir based at the Lantern Arts Centre in Raynes Park, London; and retains close links with the Centre, performing there regularly and now also serving as their Pastoral Patron. Tim trained for ordained Anglican ministry at Westcott House—during which he completed a PhD on the theologies of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans Frei with Durham University—and from October 2016 has been serving as curate at St Nicholas Church, Chislehurst, in the Diocese of Rochester. Tim also teaches theology in a number of settings, including speaking on the intersection between theology and community arts; and has recently explored the coming together of all these vocations in a jazz suite for Holy Week—’The Eight Words’—based on the eight sayings of Jesus in St John’s Passion.