Peter Owen-Jones is a well known face on BBC TV, presenting several religious programmes in recent years, most notably "Around The World in 80 Faiths" and "Extreme Pilgrim". He is also a Church of England vicar in East Sussex, a job he has done for the past eighteen years. Previously He had worked in the world of advertising, after having left school at aged 16 and travelled round Australia, before returning to live in London. Eventually he became disillusioned with the quest for money and trained to be an Anglican priest in his late 20s. He has also written several books, of which, "Letters from An Extreme Pilgrim" came out last year, where he writes various letters to different people in his life including his children, God, the Prime Minister and Jim Morrison of the Doors. Last year he was in a three-part BBC Two series, How to Live a Simple Life, where he attempted to follow in the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi and live a life free of money.
Around the world in 80 faiths
Anglican vicar, Peter Owen Jones, embarks on an epic challenge - to travel the globe and observe and take part in the most important rituals of 80 of the world's faiths.
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