David Adam was born in Alnwick, Northumberland and was the Vicar of Lindisfarne where he ministered to thousands of pilgrims and other visitors for thirteen years until he retired in March 2003. He is the author of many inspiring books on spirituality and prayer, and his Celtic writings have rekindled a keen interest in our Christian heritage.
When he left school at 15, he went to work underground in the coal mines for three years before training for the ministry at Kelham Theological College. He was vicar of Danby-Castleton-Commondale in North Yorkshire for over twenty years, where he began writing prayers in the Celtic pattern. In 1989 he was made a canon of York Minster.