The Mission Team is here to help you to live out the Christian faith as individuals and as churches.

Members of the team can help you with such things as:

  • advising on setting up and resourcing work with children and young people
  • advising on setting up and resourcing Fresh Expressions of Church
  • exploring what being a disciple of Jesus means today
  • advising and running sessions on Mission Action Planning
  • considering giving – money, time and talents
  • getting to grips with the Bible
  • personal prayer
  • resourcing your worship
  • supporting your social action work
  • training and resourcing for evangelism.

Indeed pretty much anything that relates to your church’s life and mission in terms of growth, development and outreach.

The members of our team are listed below. If you are not sure who to contact, do start with Richard Steel, Mission Team Leader, who will direct you to the appropriate member.

The team has a resource room with a wide range of books and course material. Why not drop in for a coffee, a chat and a browse?

Mission Team Leader

The Revd Richard Steel

T: 01522 50 40 30

M: 07720 74 09 55

Richard is the first point of contact for anything to do with the mission and outreach of the Church, including evangelism and social action – and anything that is to do with mission that is not mentioned above.

Growing Disciples Officer

The Revd John Leach

T: 01522 50 40 50, Ext 4049

John is the first point of contact for anything to do with Mission Action Planning and training, also the Prayer Diary, the Transformation Fund, the Social Justice Fund and Community of St Hugh.

Discipleship in the World Officer & Diocesan Environmental Officer

Sarah Spencer

T: 01522 50 40 75

M: 07454 54 10 61

Sarah is the first point of contact for anything to do with our outward facing mission: loving service, #EverydayFaith, social justice, modern slavery, the Social Justice Fund and our care of the environment.

The member of the team responsible for helping parishes with Mission Action Planning is:

Mission Action Planning Adviser

The Revd Fran Jeffries

T: 01205 48 11 83

Stewardship Officer

Hugo Cobham

M: 07885 96 86 08

Stewardship officer

Jane Hodgson

M: 07701 36 44 61

Hugo and Jane are the first point of contact for anything to do with Stewardship (encouraging regular giving, legacies and fundraising). Jane will be looking after parishes in the northern half of the diocese and Hugo the southern half.

Mission and Ministry Team Administrator

Marie Isaac

T: 01522 50 40 22

Fresh Expressions Adviser

The Revd David Bartlett

T: 01526 39 73 63

David is the first point of contact for anything to do with Fresh Expressions (new ways of being Church), including Messy Church.

For enquiries relating to Spiritual Direction, please call 01522 50 40 39.


Children and Youth

Charlotte Bloom

M: 07908 70 38 64

Charlotte is the first point of contact for advice for those working with children and young people in the Stow and Lindsey Archdeaconry (from north of Lincoln and Market Rasen and to Gainsborough, Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Scunthorpe).

Jonny Bell

M: 07816 41 61 49

Jonny is the first point of contact for advice for those working with children and young people in the Lincoln Archdeaconry (from Lincoln city to the coast, including Horncastle, Louth and Skegness).