2013 student intake

James Dixon :

James Dixon

James lives in Thame and is taking the opportunity to explore how his creativity could be used to reimagine church.

Sue Martyr :

Sue Martyr

In an urban priority area, Sue has just started a monthly drop-in ‘Tea at the Tolly’, a community centre in Worcester. She uses art and craft activities to talk about God with people who would not normally engage in church and is a member of a missional community.

Bev Richardson :

Bev Richardson

Based in Sway in the New Forest, seeking to support the local parish to grow in its mission outreach. This is both in the local community and in the world through links already made with CMS and Paraguay.

Ali Middleton :

Ali Middleton

Located in Daventry and working in Long Buckby with an Anglican church. Training for ordination having pioneered Sunday at 4 which is a interactive, multi-generational worship time. She has also started Breakfast Pop-in for local parents of young children to provide food and conversation after the busyness of the school run.

Neil Hewitt :

Neil Hewitt

Based in Evesham, Neil is seeking to encourage his wife in her new role as lay missioner while he explores how he might realise his dream to create opportunities to introduce the hope of Christ back into the lives of the homeless and marginalised.

Philippa Mills :

Philippa Mills

Ordained in the Church of England and recently appointed vicar in Whiteley, a new and expanding residential area with community facilities. This new role combines some elements of traditional ministry with a pioneering edge.

Steve Leach :

Steve Leach

Pursuing ordination with the Church of England, Steve is in Winchester and working with other pioneers to create Fresh Expressions across the city.

Catherine Nelson :

Catherine Nelson

In The Marches on the border between England and Wales. Has provided general dental services in the local community for the last 14 years and is now hoping to broaden the outlook to reflect a more holistic experience of health that also encompasses spiritual wellbeing and education.

Fiona Key :

Fiona Key

A Methodist Local Preacher in Bournemouth and circuit tutor for faith and worship, Fiona is experimenting with new ways of being church that attract and disciple spiritual seekers.

Steve Wilkinson :

Steve Wilkinson

Ordained in the Church of England and coming to the end of his curacy, Steve has seen the challenge presented by leading traditional congregations who see the need to embrace the new and wants to help them more positively and successfully engage with this in the future.

Penny Stradling :

Penny Stradling

Works for CMS and lives on the Blackbird Leys estate where she is seeking to build Christian community. Her passion is to understand why the 20s and 30s leave church and do something about it!

Mark Christian Edwards :

Mark Christian Edwards

Mark lives in Windsor, goes to a big church in a different town. He is trying to out flesh on the bones of a very small idea

Ben Lillie :

Ben Lillie

Ben is a pioneer ordinand based in Cheltenham. Whilst not technically designated a pioneer he clearly is one so has joined us for some training alongside his training at Cuddesdon.

Liane Kensett :

Liane Kensett

Liane is a final year student with the Methodist Diaconal Order, based near Hull. She joined the Missional Entrepreneurship course To complement her formation training.

Heather Cracknell :

Heather Cracknell

Pioneer curate in an area of new housing, Heather is working to connect with people outside the reach of inherited church so they can re-imagine together what Christian community could be in their context.

Matthew Creber :

Matthew Creber

Working with an established congregation in Tottenham to establish “The Wellside” project, Matthew is excited to be discovering what it means to develop mission which is shot-through with justice and love for its neighbours. He is passionate about helping people develop a passion and skills for mission.

Nigel Hallett :

Nigel Hallett

Nigel has lived in various Christian community houses as base for mission. He is currently with the servants community in Southall and taking a few modules with pioneers to reflect on mission.

Sarah Williams :

Sarah Williams

Sarah is a leader of the Peoples Church in Banbury and is taking a few modules to help her reflect on how to help her church be missional.

Jethro Day :

Jethro Day

Jethro is training to be an ordained priest in the Anglican Church of New Zealand and is in the UK for a term. He is hanging out with CMS pioneers for some of his time here whilst at Ripon College Cuddesdon gleaning all he can about pioneer ministry to take back to NZ.

Wendy Ruffle :

Wendy Ruffle

Wendy is an ordained pioneer in Tewksbury. She has developed a fresh expression of church in Priors Park. She has joined CMS Pioneers for a module or two to help spark her imagination and to learn from other pioneers.

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