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The Management Committee is elected at the Annual General meeting and consists of

The current incumbents are:

Phil Aspinall (Publicity, International and representative to CHRISET)

Phil is a risk management consultant providing process safety, health and environmental support and training to the food, chemical, pharmaceutical and oil & gas industries world-wide. After 25 years with Courtaulds, and a further 16 with the consultancy Arcadis UK, based in the Birmingham office, he now continues this work as a self-employed consultant. Phil was ordained an Anglican priest in 1990 in Coventry diocese, and has a strong commitment to developing work focussed ministry, lay and ordained. He is a member of the IMA, ICF and networks internationally with our sister organisations in Europe (Equipe nationale de Pretres Ouvriers, Arbeitergeschwister and the MSEs in the Old Catholic Church) and in the USA (Association of Presbyterian Tentmakers and National Association of Self-Supporting Active Ministry).

139 Wiltshire Court, Nod Rise, Coventry, W Midlands CV5 7JP


024 76 467 509

0772 004 0035

Best time to contact: most, even if away

Ruth Brothwell (Presiding Moderator)

Ruth is a self-employed business consultant delivering support to small businesses. She specialises in helping small construction firms enter the supply chain of the large ones in pursuit of social responsibility and improved local economies. After a career in logistics, including working in Basel for a Swiss organisation owned by the Deutsche Post, she started delivering government and European funded programmes which included London 2012.

Ruth is now semi-retired acting as a part-time consultant. She is also an SSM curate in the Guildford Diocese and enjoys supporting people, helping them to make sense of the gospel in their everyday life.

Foxgrove, Burnt Common Lane, Ripley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6HD


07825 432177

Best time to contact: daytime on mobile

Sue Cossey (Secretary)

Sue has recently retired from being a life insurance underwriter at Legal & General. She was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the United Reformed Church in April 2011. She works as Synod Pastoral Adviser for the URC in the greater Bristol area. She lives in Bristol and is married with two grown up daughters.

1 Bye Mead, Emerson's Green, Bristol BS16 7DL


0117 957 4267

Mobile: 07496047277

Best time to contact: anytime

Rebecca Craven (Outgoing Moderator)

Rebecca trained as a dentist and now works in public health aspects of dentistry and in teaching at the University of Manchester. She is also part of the chaplaincy team there and a self-supporting minister at Sacred Trinity church in Salford.

201 Thornton Rd, Manchester M14 7NS


0161 225 7336

Best time to contact: evenings and w/e

Rob Fox (Treasurer)

Rob is an indirect tax specialist with HM Revenue and Customs, dealing with Large Businesses. A keen runner and product of the Northern Ordination Course, he has recently moved to Newcastle.

22 Queensbury Gate, Longbenton, Newcastle – upon Tyne, NE12 8JW


0191 270 0623

Best time to contact: 18:00 – 19:00

Marianne Hayward

Marianne is a consultant in general adult psychiatry, with particular interests in the areas of psychological therapy and personality disorders. In 2018 she began a career break from the community psychiatry post she'd worked in for the last ten years to train for ordination in the Church of England. Although she's training full time she anticipates returning to her secular employment once her training is complete and sees her NHS psychiatric practice as a primary expression of her ministry.

3 Tannery Court, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, WF14 9DR.


07904 292993

Best time to contact: any time, by email

Peter King

Peter is an Upper Tribunal Judge, specialising in Immigration and Human Rights. He retires next year to spend more time in arbitration and mediation. A former Dean for MSE in the Southwark Diocese, he now spends time on parish duties and helping look after a church in Clapham. He completed a part-time MA in Theology, Politics and Faith based Organisations at Kings College London and hopes to undertake further research into spirituality in an Urban environment. As a past President of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, Peter spends much time on Rotary matters. In the little time remaining he plays bowls and croquet.


Home 0208 876 8997

Mobile 07973 147118

Contact best by email or mobile.

Pauline Pearson (Journal editor)

Pauline works as Professor of Nursing at the University of Northumbria, in Newcastle upon Tyne. She is involved in recruiting students, teaching about practice development and evaluation, supervising several doctoral students and leading research. Her research interests encompass workforce change, patient safety and quality of care, with a particular interest in improving the health and care of older people. She has been an Anglican priest since summer 2006, and is Associate Priest in the parishes of St George and St Hilda, Jesmond.

3 Belle Grove Place, Spital Tongues, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4LH


0191 232 5980 (home)

0775 374 4349 (mobile)

Best time to contact: most, on mobile

Margaret Trivasse

Margaret is a counsellor who is employed by the NHS in Bradford, West Yorkshire. She is currently part of a Community Mental Health Team and has a particular interest in working with asylum seekers and refugees. She was ordained priest in 2005 and is Associate Priest in the parish of St Gabriel, Prestwich, Manchester.

114 Valley Mill Lane, Bury BL9 9BY


Nick Yates

Nick is a retired General Medical Practitioner who still lives in the community he served for thirty-two years. He is not ordained but is a regular intercessor and choir member at the local Anglican Church St Mary’s Kintbury. His practice life was based on the application of Christian ethics to medical practice (devoid of the dogma). He continuously explores ministry in very secular retirement.

5 Halfway Cottages,Bath Road, Newbury, Bucks RG20 8NG


01488 658092 (has answerphone)

07720 626240

Best time to contact: no preference given


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