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 Mark Collinson

Tel: 01962 710985

Revd Canon Mark Collinson is the Director of Ministry. He 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 from the Free University in Amsterdam and is completing a doctorate on missional ecclesiology. Mark is married to Sue, has two teenage children and enjoys coffee and cycling.

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.

Church Growth Missioner

The Revd Phil Dykes

Tel: 01962 710973

Phil’s main role is to provide theological training and resource in evangelism and fresh expressions of church, to equip and encourage churches to grow in number, depth and engagement, to provide and support the work of mission action planning at parish and deanery level, and to encourage new discipleship and mission initiatives.He has been ordained since 1991, and worked in three different dioceses across different social and ecumenical contexts.

Pastoral Support Coordinator

Faith Bailey

Faith’s main roles are to arrange and support students on their placements and to be a pastoral support for students throughout their time at the School of Mission.

LLM Training Co-ordinator (part-time post)

Betty Hayes

Tel: 01962 710982

Betty’s role is to work with Marcus Throup 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.

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.

Team Administrators

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).

Lynda Mumford

Tel: 01962 710983

Lynda provides administrative support for the vocations team, focussing particularly on local panels, BAP paperwork and ordinand finance.

Wendy Atkinson

01962 710958 /

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.