Steve Stockman is currently minister of Fitzroy Presbyterian Church in Belfast, having formerly been the Presbyterian Chaplain at Queens University, Belfast. Steve is actively involved in peace making in Northern Ireland. Along with Fr Martin Magill he founded the 4 Corners Festival to move people beyond their apartheid corners of Belfast and make an imaginative Christian contribution to reconciliation. He and Fr. Martin received the 2016 Civic Leadership Award from Northern Ireland Community Relations Council. The two of them write a regular column in the Irish News. Steve blogs daily on faith, art and peacemaking on Soul Surmise (, where he regularly publishes his poems. His poetry ranges from an untangling of what his faith is wrestling with to liturgical prayers for worship and meditative reflections. Some have even become songs. He recorded an album Gracenotes with singer songwriter Sam Hill under the name Stevenson and Samuel. Steve’s interest in rock music and theology led to writing his books Walk On; The Spiritual Journey Of U2 and The Rock Cries Out. He is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2’s Pause For Thought and BBC Radio Ulster’s Thought For The Day. Steve is married to Janice and has two daughters, Caitlin and Jasmine. He also loves Manchester City, Hibernian and The Beatles!