The School of Mission
The Winchester Diocese School of Mission (WSM) supports the discipleship, discernment, calling, training and equipping and ongoing development of the all the people of God in the diocese, so that together we live the mission of Jesus.
Director of Ministry
The Revd Canon Dr Mark Collinson
Tel: 01962 710985
Mark Collinson leads the School of Mission and works with the bishops in developing discipleship and deployment across the diocese. Prior to ordination he worked in international banking and management consultancy. After a curacy in suburban Manchester he spent nearly 14 years in the Netherlands developing a vision for new Anglican church plants. From 2015 to 202 he was Canon Principal of the School of Mission and residentiary canon of Winchester Cathedral. He holds an MA in Theological and Religious Studies from Cambridge University, a research Masters degree in Anglican ecclesiology and in 2021 completed his doctorate in missional ecclesiology from the Free University in Amsterdam.
Dean of Licensed Ministry Training and Vice Principal of the School of Mission
The Revd Dr Marcus Throup
Tel: 01962 710984
Marcus is Dean of LMT and Vice Principal of the School of Mission in the Diocese of Winchester and Research Fellow of the University of Winchester. Marcus studied Theology at the universities of Oxford and Nottingham and has a background in mission and theological education. He spent 15 years in Brazil with CMS, training people for ministry and serving for a decade as a priest, first in a slum district and later in a Cathedral context. Marcus has taught at St John’s college, Nottingham and his PhD is on high Christology in the gospel of Mark. In 2015 he completed a new Portuguese translation of Augustine’s Confessions. He is co-author of the chapter on Brazilian Anglicanism in the Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Anglican Communion and has published several books and articles in Portuguese and English. Marcus is married to Tamara and has two children, he loves good beer and fishing.
Licensed Ministry Training Co-ordinator
The Revd Dr Amy Roche
Tel: 01962 710986
Amy has always been passionate about the Bible and mission. She worked over 12 years with the Church Mission Society; in church planting and evangelism in France, and in women’s and refugee ministry with the Diocese of Jerusalem in Beirut, Lebanon. Her Doctoral research was inspired by these multi-cultural contexts, which she undertook with St John’s College, Durham University. Amy really loves teaching across a number of School of Mission courses. She oversees marking processes, tutor training, worship gatherings and resourcing of books and resources across the modules, and generally supports the academic and formational development of students over the course of their training.
Pastoral Support Coordinator
The Revd Faith Bailey
Tel: 01962 710982
Faith’s main roles in the WSM are to be a pastoral support for students and to arrange and support students on their placements. She also liaises with Training Ministers and has a particular responsibility for students with learning disabilities. She teaches a number of courses and works part-time three days a week. Faith is ordained and serves in Yateley parish and her passion is to make church a welcoming and safe place for all.
Licensed Ministry Training Academic Co-ordinator
Revd Betty Hayes
Tel: 01962 710982
Betty’s role is to work with the Licensed Ministry Training team to organise and co-ordinate the training program for Licensed Lay Workers, Licensed Lay Ministers, Ordinands and students of the Bishop's Permission to Preaching. She ensures the delivery of a high quality learning for ministry program and supporting tutors and students as they journey towards licensing as part of the South Central Theological Educational Institute delivering the Durham University Common Awards programme. Betty works part-time two days a week.
Church Growth Missioner
Tel: 01962 710973
The Church Growth Missioner develops leadership, training and capacity for church growth and church planting in ministries of evangelism, social entrepreneurship, engaging with children, students and young adults. The Church Growth Missioner is responsible for the on-going design, expansion of, and delivery of appropriate theological training for laity (and of the existing BCM/BPP programme) that enables us to have lay leaders of ministry who release the whole people of God in evangelism and discipleship and further church growth and social transformation through existing parish church leadership. Key to this delivery the Church Growth Missioner will continue the development of Mission Action Plans (MAP) at every level in the diocese.
Chris Hill (starting June 2021)
Tel: 01962 710976
The Mission Trainer is responsible for developing, delivering and overseeing training for people of all ages according to our diocesan strategy. This involves coordinating and expanding a team of volunteers (WSM Associates) who, together with WSM staff, deliver training for mission action planning, the Bishop’s Commission for Mission (BCM), Initial Ministerial Education Phase 2 (curates) and Continuing Ministerial Development.
Spirituality Adviser (School of Mission Associate)
The Revd Sally Dakin
Tel: 01962 854050
Sally’s voluntary role is to promote mission-shaped spirituality among individuals, churches and other groups.She offers Rule of Life workshops and all kinds of prayer workshops & quiet days; she also coordinates the ministry of spiritual direction.
Frances Ter Haar
Tel: 01962 710981
Frances looks after the administration for licensed ministry training in the Winchester School of Mission and also for IME phase 2 training. She also assists with the administration of Transitions in Ministry training (eg pre-retirement courses).
Tel: 01962 710983
Lynda provides administrative support for the vocations team, focussing particularly on local panels, BAP paperwork and ordinand finance.
01962 710958 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy is responsible for the practical administration of a large number training events throughout the diocese and across departments. She has particular responsibility for the Bishop's Commission for Mission (BCM) programmes.