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Meet the Team

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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 interested in church planting in Ipswich. 

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Assistant to the Archdeacon

Liz Fox

Liz has recently joined the project as Rhiannon's assistant.

Contact for:

The Archdeacon

If you have a query specifically related to Inspiring Ipswich, the Deanery or the Archdeacon. 


Mission Accompanier Coordinator 

Simon Barrington

Simon accompanies the project as a consultant and sits on the Inspiring Ipswich Project Board. He is involved in coaching and advising across all aspects of the project. 

Contact for:

New Worshipping Communities   


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 


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:

General admin and Prayer    

If you have a query specifically related to Inspiring Ipswich, to any of our events or if you have a prayer request. 

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Inspiring Ipswich Chaplains

Alan and Catherine Forsdike

Alan and Catherine provide prayerful support and encouragement to the Deanery (the area in and around Ipswich, where this project is).

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. 


Lead Pioneer Developer

Alicia Holmes 

Alicia is our Lead Pioneer Developer. Along with Bob, she supports new worshipping communities, offers leadership training and facilitates networking. 

Contact for: 

New Worshipping Communities 

If you would like to speak to someone about networking, training or worshiping communities, particularly which reach children and young families.


Pioneer Developer

Bob Hamilton

Bob is a Pioneer Developer who leads Safe Harbour. Along with Alicia, he supports new worshipping communities, offers leadership training and facilitates networking.

Contact for: 

New Worshipping Communities

If you would like to speak to someone about networking, training or worshiping communities, particularly which reach marginalised children and adults.


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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