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Lay Pioneers in the Diocese

Revd Ali Middleton is a Pioneer Curate overseeing Lay Pioneers in the Diocese, and she would love to hear from you.  Ali Middleton

So how can Ali help? In particular she could work alongside you and your parish(es) to

  • connect with people who don't come to church
  • identify and support the pioneering type of people all across society, especially identifying with lay people who are pioneering already - or who have pioneered in the past
  • advise with new initiatives that are crucial for developing lay pioneer ministers in our Diocese; new initiatives that are developed 'on the ground' in the different parishes

Ali can help clergy and lay people develop their initiatives and understanding of the pioneer mindset, and she is looking for Good News stories from around the diocese about your new initiatives.


For more information about Pioneering and New Initiatives, contact Ali on


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Lay Pioneer Certificate 2019-2020

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