Hello! Below you can find out about the project team and who you can talk to if you want to get stuck in...

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Archdeacon Rhiannon 

Rhiannon is responsible for the direction of the project and also holds the role of Archdeacon of Ipswich.

Contact for: 


Church Planting  

If you or your church are running Alpha or if you're interested in church planting in Ipswich. 

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Pioneer Developer

Andy Jefferson

Andy is a Pioneer Developer focusing on youth, meaning he is here to facilitate Fresh Expressions of church which engage with young people aged 11 - 25.


Contact for: 

Fresh Expressions 

If you would like to have a conversation around Fresh Expressions for young people, or 'Green' fresh expressions of church.


Administrator and Prayer Facilitator

Helen Smith

Helen's work covers everything from events management, communication and administration to ensuring prayer remains at the heart of the project. 


Contact for:

Event bookings and Prayer    

If you have a query specifically related to Inspiring Ipswich event bookings, the St Nicholas Centre, or have a prayer request. 


Evangelist Adviser for the Deanery

Andrew Payne

Andrew works with Church Army and our Deanery to help people explore a calling to the role of an Evangelist. Watch our interview with him about this exciting role.

Contact for:

Evangelist Role  

If you are interested in being trained and licensed as an evangelist, to share good news and enable others to do the same.


Project Manager

Karen Macfadyen

With ambitious targets and big goals, Karen ensures that the project is on track and that the work streams are all flowing in the same direction. 

Contact for: 

Project specific matters 

General Enquiries 


Creative Communications Lead 

Becks Roberts 

Becks is the team member responsible for keeping you in the loop about this project and sharing good news stories of what's going on in and around the town! 


Contact for: 

Inspiring Ipswich Update 

If you would like a story featured in the Inspiring Ipswich Update, 'Join the Conversation,' send your idea through.

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Inspiring Ipswich Chaplains

Alan and Catherine Forsdike

Alan and Catherine provide prayerful support and encouragement to the Deanery (that's the area in and around Ipswich where this project is taking place).

Contact for: 

Prayer and Support 

If you would like somebody to pray with and talk to about this project and what it means for you. 


Mission Accompanier Coordinator 

Simon Barrington

Simon will be coaching, supporting and assisting each MA in their vital role of coming alongside every Parish as they develop their Inspiring Ipswich plans.

Contact for:

Learning Communities   

If you have a query specifically relating to your role as a Mission Accompanier or Learning Community Member.  


Lead Pioneer Developer

Alicia Holmes 

Alicia Holmes heads up our team of Pioneer Developers. They are here to facilitate fresh expressions of church. Alicia specialises in fresh expressions for children and families. 

Contact for: 

Fresh Expressions 

If you would like to know more, or set one up, particularly for children and young families.


Pioneer Developer

Bob Hamilton

After working as a Primary School teacher in Ipswich for several years, Bob now joins the Inspiring Ipswich team as a Pioneer Developer.


Contact for: 

Fresh Expressions

If you would like to speak to someone about Fresh Expressions, particularly which reach marginalised children and adults.


Minister for Community Engagement 

Carol Mansell 

As well as being the Priest-in-charge at All Hallow's Church, Carol is responsible for finding ways to make meaningful contact with more people in our local communities.

Contact for: 

Community Engagement

If you have ideas about how you and your church could make a bigger impact on your local community.

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