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Future development

I am currently on a programme of succession planning to ensure there are others to take over from me in championing creative church organisation.

October 2017 marked a major point in this process when I handed over the running of the UK Church Administrator Network to a new team. This means that I can now devote more time to consultancy, training and writing.

I believe that UCAN will eventually take over much of my consultancy and training too. The Directors have the same vision for creative church organisation as I do.

But for 2018-2020 my key aim is to make my printed output in the Resources section of this website more widely known and used while maintaining a full diary for consultancy and training.

The new UCAN

Here is a recording of a presentation about the future of UCAN given by four of the new Directors at the Cutting Edge conference on 22nd March 2017:

Presentation of the new UCAN

Joyce Gledhill, Julian Mander, Andy Bagwell and Jules Morgan give a presentation of new UCAN and are commissioned in their role as Directors of the new company, along with Colin Rye and Kevin Lawrence.


The UCAN vision

UCAN proactively working towards enabling the Church in the UK to

  • value the spiritual gifts of administration;
  • give due recognition to those who exercise this ministry (changing present perceptions);
  • rethink Minister training, UCAN speaking directly to Ministers and senior church leaders.
creative organisation for effective christian ministry


You are a blessing in what you offer to the church but also in modelling such a wholehearted acceptance of the gifts and passions God has given you. I really appreciate your ongoing support through the emails and the articles on the website.

A Church of England Vicar in an email - October 2018