Anthony Archer

Anthony Archer, Lay Reader

Anthony is a Reader in the Diocese of St Albans, is a member of the General Synod and the Dioceses Commission.  He currently works as a management consultant, advising on senior appointments and governance.  He has served the Church in various capacities, most notably as a former member of the Crown Nominations Commission.  He has also served on the Councils of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford and Oak Hill College.  His other current interests include being a Governor of the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.




Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool

A churchwarden’s son, Paul was brought up in an evangelical church in the Diocese of Bradford.  Having rejected the church as a teenager, he came to an adult faith whilst at university, and subsequently trained for ministry at Queens College Birmingham.  He served as a parish priest, university chaplain and church planter for twenty-five years before beginning work for the Archbishops’ Council as National Mission and Evangelism Adviser in 2004.  He became Bishop of Hertford in 2010 and his election as Bishop of Liverpool was confirmed in July 2014. 



Ven Gavin Collins, Archdeacon of the Meon

Gavin has been Archdeacon in the Portsmouth Diocese since September 2011, where he is also Diocesan Warden of Readers and Chair of the Portsmouth and Winchester Diocesan Academies Trust.  Before this, Gavin spent 14 years in parish ministry in Cambridge and Chorleywood, and is a life-long convinced Evangelical, having served in his early years as Prayer Secretary of the Cambridge Christian Union and as a Methodist Local Preacher.  He is committed to the mission and growth of the church, both at a local level and an international context, and has served as a trustee of Latin Link mission agency and of the London School of Theology.



Rt Revd Colin Fletcher OBE, Bishop of Dorchester

Colin found that his faith came first alive during his late teens at a Scripture Union House-party at Iwerne Minster.  During his time at Oxford he gained an enormous amount from both the Christian Union and St Ebbe’s, as well as from his College Chapel.  After training at Wycliffe Hall he had a curacy at St Peter’s Shipley, a large evangelical church in Bradford, and then at St Andrew’s, Oxford, whilst also teaching at Wycliffe.  During this time, he served as the Chairman of CYFA.  In 1990s, after a period at Holy Trinity, Margate, he became Chaplain to George Carey.  In 2000 he was made Area Bishop of Dorchester in the Oxford Diocese.


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Revd Marcus Green, Rector

Author and musician Marcus Green is Rector of three rural parishes in North Oxfordshire. Originally from Lancashire, he was a worship leader at St Aldates’ Oxford before training for ordination at Wycliffe Hall. He served a curacy under Stuart Bell at St Michael’s Aberystwyth, before seeing St Catherine’s Pontypridd grow into a thriving evangelical family church. Whilst working in parish ministry Marcus has also been involved in chaplaincies in the arts, tourism and the forces and has spoken (primarily on a Biblical understanding of the cross as worship) at Soul Survivor, New Wine Wales and Asbury Seminary, USA. 


David Ison

Very Revd Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s

Brought up in Brentwood, Essex, David went to university in Leicester and theological college in Nottingham, before a six-year curacy in Deptford, where he engaged in inner-city ministry and studied for a PhD in early church history.  After three years of being a tutor at the Church Army training college, he became vicar of Potters Green, an outer housing estate in north Coventry.  In 1993 he moved to Exeter to work in theological training, and from 1995 was a diocesan residentiary canon at Exeter Cathedral.  In 2005 he became Dean of Bradford and then Dean of St Paul’s in May 2012. 

Rt Revd James Jones, former Bishop of Liverpool

James became Bishop of Hull in 1994 and Bishop of Liverpool in 1998.  The emphasis of his ministry has been on both personal faith and social justice.  He chaired the Hillsborough Independent Panel that led to fresh Inquests and to the new verdict of unlawful killing of the 96.  He now serves as the Home Secretary’s Adviser with a remit to work with the Families to review their experience of the justice system.  He broadcasts regularly and in a recent Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4 about diversity said, ‘You can’t be true to the Truth if you can’t be true about yourself; and if God is the conceiver of love he’s to be found wherever true love lies.’ 


Cindy Kent

Revd Cindy Kent, Broadcaster

Cindy was ordained in June 2008, following a long and successful career in the media.  She is currently based in Minster on Sea.  Many will know Cindy as the lead singer in The Settlers, and as one of the original co-founders the Arts Centre Group – a support group for Christians who are professionally engaged in the arts.  She has held various Chaplaincy positions in London has been a and Trustee of The Christian Evidence Society.  She still works occasionally as a freelance at Premier Christian Radio, where she was a presenter for nearly 20 years. 

 Hayley Matthews Revd Dr Hayley Matthews, Rector

Hayley is Rector of Holy Innocents’ in Fallowfield, and also serves as Civilian Padré to 6MI Battalion and Honorary Chaplain of St Peter’s House.  She is a member of the National Executive for UNITE where she represents the Faithworkers’ Branch.  She believes equality in all its forms is central to her priestly calling to justice and reconciliation, and so is a Trustee of both the LGBT Foundation and the William Temple Foundation.  Working with the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Sexuality, she is involved in the 2016 Constructive Conversations for Theological Educators.


Jayne Colour

Jayne Ozanne, Writer and Speaker

Jayne is a leading gay evangelical who works to ensure full inclusion of all LGBTI Christians at every level of the Church.  Having been a founding member of the Archbishops’ Council for the Church of England (1999 – 2004) she is now once again a member of General Synod where she is involved in campaigning for a range of issues – particularly the poor and the marginalised.  Following a career in international marketing and strategic management consultancy, she is now actively engaged through her writings and broadcasts in helping the Church develop and promote a positive Christian ethic towards the LGBTI community.


David Newman

Ven David Newman, Archdeacon of Loughborough

David has been an Archdeacon in Leicester Diocese since 2009.  Before that he served incumbencies as Team Rector of Emmanuel and St Mary’s Loughborough and as Vicar of Ockbrook and Borrowash in Derby.  At Emmanuel the church took the strapline ‘Offering God’s welcome, being changed by His love’.  This sought to capture the balance of inclusive welcome and transforming discipleship initiated and resourced from God’s generous grace. David chairs the Diocesan Board of Education, and enjoys both teaching and training. He enjoys walking in the Lakes and theatre, and performs his own one man show of Mark’s gospel. 


DAvid Runcorn

Revd David Runcorn, Author and Speaker

David is Associate DDO and Warden of Readers in Gloucester Diocese.  His ministry has always included writing, spiritual direction, speaking, teaching and theological reflection.  He has been a vicar, a chaplain at Lee Abbey, a diocesan Director of Ministry and has taught in theological colleges and courses including Trinity College, Bristol where he remains an Associate Lecturer.  His special interests include spirituality, preaching and Pastoral Theology.


Jody Stowell

Revd Jody Stowell, Vicar

Jody is Vicar of St Michael and All Angels’ Church Harrow Weald.  She was on the leadership team of the Open Evangelical group, Fulcrum, between 2007 and 2013, where she wrote many key articles.  Jody has been on the National Committee of WATCH (Women and the Church) since 2013.  She sees working for gender justice as a key part of the Gospel, in order for all people to flourish in God’s Kingdom.  She has also written for various blogs including Threads, the Evangelical Alliance blog aimed at 20s/30s and the Independent. 



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