Welcome!Services − Assignments


These examples give a flavour of the kind of assignments carried out or planned during 2015 and 2016. Time involvement can range from one day to ten days or more, spread over some months. 

I advise a wide range of denominations including Church of England, other Anglican churches, Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, independent and new churches, etc.


  • Various independent, external assessments of leadership and operational resourcing and structures for (on the whole) larger churches.
  • Advice on operational or administrative staffing appointments, involvement in interviews and initial support of new staff.
  • Audits of urban and rural churches seeking advice on single issues relating to vision, planning, communication, new appointments, etc.
  • Advising on the use of my 'Church Health Review' to assess every area of a church's ministry.


One-to-one work consultancy /coaching

  • Offering an external perspective to Ministers on their present or future ministries.
  • Providing 'black bin sack days', seeking to sort out clergy desks and studies and provide input on principles for how to keep desk and floor clear in future.
  • Working with mission or denominational staff on line management, mission support, etc.
  • Standing alongside church leaders facing difficulties of various kinds.
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Your help was so instrumental in enabling both the church and myself make change in both a swift and healthy way. Everyone on the PCC spoke about the value of the awayday you led and it helped to engender confidence and credibility in the decisions we took.

A Minister reflecting back on an assignment a few months earlier in an email of June 2016


Compare the cartoons at the top of the Advice and Assignments pages to get the message.