Our Vision

Hearts on Fire with a Vision for growth

Mission & Evangelism

'He said to them: "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation".'

Mark 16.15 


The role of the Mission and Evangelism team is to help both individuals and churches to engage with their communities, living out God's call in the wider world with a particular emphasis on the Five Marks of Mission:

  1. To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom;
  2. To teach, baptise and nurture new believers;
  3. To respond to human need by loving service;
  4. To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation;
  5. To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and to sustain and renew the life of the earth.

In these pages you will find advice and resources on Fresh Expressions of Church, Mission Action Planning, evangelism, prayer, and children and youth ministry, all aimed at growing the Kingdom and engaging with the Bishop's strategic goals for growth as laid out in Strategy for Ministry, namely increasing weekly attendance by 5 per cent by 2025 and expanding the number of worshipping communities in our Diocese.

Contact us

For Mission and Evangelism:

Jay Colwill is Canon Missioner and Director of Mission (starts May 2018).

Alternatively, email the team at mission@southwark.anglican.org

For Fresh Expressions and Pioneers:

Will Cookson is Dean of Fresh Expressions.

For Mission Action Planning:

Jay Colwill is the first contact point for all enquiries regarding Mission Action Planning.

For MAP facilitators (to help with the MAP process), please contact Jay.

Keli Bolton is the Mission Support Officer for Mission Action Planning.

For MAP advisers for each Archdeaconry (for consultancy and advice), please see our Mission Action Planning page.

For Children and Youth:

Aike Kennett-Brown is our Mission Support Officer for Children and Young People's Ministry.

Keli Bolton is a Mission Support Officer for Children and Young People's Ministry.

For parish development:

Ian Mobsby is the Woolwich Mission Enabler, with a particular emphasis on churches in the Anglo-Catholic tradition.

Jonathan Roberts is the Woolwich Parish Development Officer.

Shane Wood is the Croydon Parish Development Officer.