School of Mission The School of Mission Team

The School of Mission Team

The School of Mission (SoM) is not just a new name, it is a new start for a key aspect of Diocesan life: the calling, envisioning, training and support of the discipleship, ministry and mission of Winchester Diocese so that we become, in all our parts and as a whole, a Mission-Shaped Diocese. In supporting the mission development of the Diocese, the School of Mission facilitates the relationship between theological questions and resources and the mission practice of Christian communities and ministers. The department supports the selection and training for ministry and practical mission enabling discipleship of all kinds both lay and ordained.

The School of Mission links to the Cathedral via the Canon Principal who will coordinate the work of the School of Mission with the teaching and educational ministry of the Cathedral. The overall work of the School will be directed by the Mission Development Goals undertaken and overseen by the Archdeacon for Mission development.



Archdeacon for Mission Development

The Ven Paul Moore

01962 710970 / paul.moore@winchester.anglican.org

The Archdeacon for Mission Development (AMD) is responsible to the Diocesan Bishop, working in collaboration with colleagues in the Bishop’s Staff Team (BST).  The primary purpose of this post is to develop the vision and mission of the Diocese, by supporting and enabling the delivery of the strategic priorities of the Diocese. The AMD has responsibility for developing the vision and mission of the Diocese in 5 areas:

  • School of Mission (including selection, training and facilitation of all licensed ministry, [modal and sodal], evangelism, church growth, discipleship, youth and family work)
  • ‘Sodal’ ministry and communities (pioneers and some fresh expressions of church)
  • Social enterprise (in collaboration with partners)
  • Education (including schools and universities)
  • World mission partnerships (there are links with five Anglican Provinces)

Canon Principal

The Revd Canon Mark Collinson

01962 710985 / mark.collinson@winchester.anglican.org

Overview of the role: Directed by the Archdeacon for Mission Development, Mark will be responsible for leading and developing Christian discipleship and ministerial training (lay and ordained) in the Diocese through the School of Mission.  Mark’s main role is to develop the vision and mission of the Diocese, by supporting and enabling the delivery of the strategic priorities of the Diocese; maintaining a clear focus on the strategic priorities, providing direction for the team. Also as a Cathedral Canon this role embodies a significant connection between Diocese and Cathedral, creating and supporting a genuine mission partnership and strengthen existing links, developing discipleship and ministry training and resources.


PA to the Archdeacon for Mission Development and Canon Principal

Jennifer Fradgley

 01962 710970 / jennifer.fradgley@winchester.anglican.org

Jennifer is the first point of contact for the Archdeacon for Mission Development and the Canon Principal.



Mission and Training Adviser

The Revd Paul Dunthorne

01962 710980 / paul.dunthorne@winchester.anglican.org

Paul’s main role purpose is to develop and coordinate the delivery of a comprehensive, mission focused, ministerial training programme for lay and ordained ministers in the diocese, exploring and expanding a mixed economy of ministry provision to ensure all ministers are equipped for the missional challenges of the future.


Team Administrators

Frances and Lynda are the first points of contact for the School of Mission. They assist in the delivery of the training programmes and liaise closely with other training providers. They also provide administrative support to the Evangelism, Church Growth and Fresh Expressions Adviser and the Vocations Adviser.

Frances Ter Haar

01962 710981 / frances.terhaar@winchester.anglican.org

Lynda Mumford (part-time)

01962 710983 / lynda.mumford@winchester.anglican.org



Children & Families Adviser

Andy Saunders

01962 710972 / 07703 186693 /andy.saunders@winchester.anglican.org

Andy’s main role purpose is to be an advocate for children and families ministry and discipleship, assisting, advising and supporting the parishes and networks of Christians in nurturing children’s faith.


Youth Adviser

Sarah Long 

Sarah’s main role purpose is to be an advocate for youth ministry and discipleship, assisting, advising and supporting the parishes and networks of Christians in nurturing the faith of young people.

Telephone: 01962 710971 / 07841 517519 / sarah.long@winchester.anglican.org



Evangelism, Church Growth and Fresh Expressions Adviser

The Revd Phil Dykes

01962 710973 / phil.dykes@winchester.anglican.org

Phil’s main role purpose is to support the creation and development of Fresh Expressions of Church, new mission and discipleship initiatives, providing training and resources on the development of mission action plans at Deanery and Parish level.


Vocations Adviser and DDO

The Revd Dr Marcus Throup

01962 710984 / marcus.throup@winchester.anglican.org

Marcus’ main role and purpose is to devise, develop and deliver a comprehensive strategy to promote,  increased and encourage and discernment of vocations to both lay and ordained ministry across the Diocese of Winchester.


LLM Training Co-ordinator (part-time post)

Betty Hayes

Betty’s role is to work with Paul Dunthorne to organise and co-ordinate the LLM training program, delivering a high quality learning for ministry program and supporting students as they journey towards licensing.

01962 710982 / betty.hayes@winchester.anglican.org



Spirituality Adviser

The Revd Sally Dakin

01962 854050 / sally.dakin@winchester.anglican.org

Sally’s voluntary role is to promote mission-focused spirituality amongst individuals, congregations, communities, schools and networks.