Mission Team

The Mission Team works with Lichfields schools, parishes, fresh expressions, chaplaincies, along with the cathedral, to energise, resource and support them in mission and evangelism. Mission and evangelism are the calling of all forms of Christian community and ministry. The team supports that by providing: 

  • News, learning and the latest issues and good practice; 
  • Knowledge, processes and skill development for those in our frontlines; 
  • Facilitation and support for teams and networks; 
  • Insight and resource to senior clergy and staff;
  • An interface with Church House and the wider church. 

Reflecting the diversity of Gods creation, we recognise that each school, parish, fresh expression and chaplaincy has its own unique context and community, as of course, does the cathedral. Mission and evangelism are therefore particular and distinctive in every setting. We work collaboratively with people as experts in their own mission field. We believe that discovering evangelism and mission in context can be joyful as well as challenging and look forward to sharing and supporting the dioceses frontlines in that.

The Revd Simon Foster

Mobile: 07496 638805
Email: simon.foster@lichfield.anglican.org

Team Leader and Chaplaincy and Mission Strategy Enabler

Key Contact for

  • Chaplaincy Development
  • The Community of Chaplains

The Venerable Dr Susan Weller, Archdeacon of Lichfield

Office: 01543 306145
Mobile: 07583 119740
Email: archdeacon.lichfield@lichfield.anglican.org

Archdeacon Missioner

Working alongside;

  • Lichfield Cathedral
  • Diocesan Prayer Diary
  • Healing
  • Renewal
  • Spirituality
  • World Mission

Laura Edwards

Mobile: 07359 069392
Email: laura.edwards@lichfield.anglican.org

Evangelism Enabler (0-12 Focus)

Key contact for

  • Growing Faith
  • Young People and Families

Alex Wolvers

Office: 01543 622434
Mobile: 07948 077004
Email: alex.wolvers@lichfield.anglican.org

Schools Mission Enabler

Key Contact for;

  • Christian Distinctiveness Advisers
  • Mission in Schools
  • School Chaplaincy

The Revd Catherine Matlock

Mobile: 07944 728782
Email: catherine.matlock@lichfield.anglican.org

Pioneer Missioner

Key contact for;

  • Facilitating development of pioneering and fresh expressions across the Diocese through networking, learning communities, process/policies
  • Encouraging/enabling pioneering initiatives within Stoke Deanery

Richard Barrett

Office: 01543 622592
Email: richard.barrett@lichfield.anglican.org

Executive Assistant to the Mission Team

Key contact for;

  • Stats for Mission
  • Small Grants through TPLG


Jules Smith

Mobile: 07498 192669
Email: jules.smith@lichfield.anglican.org

Strategic Ministry Development Officer.

Jules will shape a programme of training and development opportunities for Christian leaders at a time of change. The programme will support chaplains, pioneers, school heads and lay officers alongside parish clergy.

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