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Meet the Team

If you have a general enquiry about the project, or need to get in touch with somebody in the team but you are not sure who to speak with, just email [This inbox is monitored Monday - Thursday]

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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. 


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.

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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. 


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 


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.


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. 

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