Mission Team

Diocesan Christian Giving and Pastoral Reorganisation Missioner - Martin Smith

martin.smith@chester.anglican.org 01928 718834 Ext 236
Prior to joining the diocese in 1999, Martin was a Local Government Officer working as a Fair Trading Officer within a Trading Standards department. He is married to Christine and has two children, Laura and Adam and two Grandsons, Brandon and Charlie. Martin’s interests include music, the theatre and railway history.


Diocesan Worship and Liturgy Missioner - Revd Andy Stinson

andy.stinson@chester.anglican.org 01829 740 263

Andy is passionate about worship and its role in the life of the church, individual Christians and the community. As an enthusiastic liturgist and church musician with a broad background in both worship and musical styles, Andy is always happy to talk and reflect on the role of worship in our churches. As well as Diocesan Worship Advisor, Andy is Rector of Barrow, a small village near Chester. Away from church Andy is husband to Cat, Dad to Isaac and Nathan and a keen musician, cook and board games enthusiast.


Youth, Children and Families' Missioner - Jonathan Masters

jonathan.masters@chester.anglican.org  01928 718834 Ext 231

Jonathan started his role as Diocesan Youth, Children and Families' Missioner in February 2017. Jonathan worked for seven years at Christ Church Alsager as their youth leader, and he remains an enthusiastic member of the church. He is passionate about the Church being a shining beacon in communities and every child, young person and family having access to a vibrant, welcoming and worshipful church in their locality. He is keen to help churches in the Diocese develop and grow in their work with children, young people and families. Jonathan enjoys kayaking and walking with his dogs, Mozart and Jess.


Church Buildings Missioner - Emily Allen

emily.allen@chester.anglican.org  01928 718834 Ext 268

Emily joined the Diocese in 2014 in the new role of Church Buildings Missioner, jointly funded by Historic England. Emily is here to advise the Diocese of Chester and increase the capacity of parishes in furthering mission by better caring for, understanding the significance of and sustainably managing and developing church buildings and associated heritage. Helping create the right environment for people to encounter Christ, either for the first time or in a deeper way, is something Emily is passionate to see further enhanced.


Ecumenical Officer – Steve Clapham

steveclapham@outlook.com  01270 876604

Steve started his role as Ecumenical Officer in November 2015, and loves to see Churches working together in partnership, to be more effective in mission.  Steve is always available to talk about how we can best work, worship and witness with our neighbouring churches to make a bigger impact together.

In addition to his Ecumenical work, Steve is Rector of All Saints', Church Lawton, a small village near Alsager.  Steve is married to Christine; they have four grown-up children: Paul, Jennifer, Daniel and Victoria, and two cats.  Steve is mad about aircraft; he also loves science fiction and playing the bass guitar.


Rebecca Hathaway - Mission Administrator

rebecca.hathaway@chester.anglican.org 01928 718834 Ext 260

Prior to joining the Dicoese of Chester Rebecca was a paralegal within a firm of solicitors. Rebecca was also an administrator within a heratage department of a charity. Her interests include film, cricket and archaeology.





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