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School of Mission

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The aim of the School of Mission is to see every Christian in the UK comfortable and confident in sharing their faith faith in Christ Jesus through deed and words with wisdom, sensitivity and under the guidance and leadership of the Holy Spirit.
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In conversation with Andy Biddlecombe - Part 2
An interview with Andy "Bidds" Biddlecombe leader of Wildfire Academy
November 27, 2021
In conversation with Andy Biddlecombe - Part 1
An interview with Andy "Bidds" Biddlecombe leader of Wildfire Academy
November 20, 2021
In conversation with Marcus Hanna
Marcus Hanna is a Moorlands Student with the PACE Trust.
November 13, 2021
In conversation with Sally Anne Taylor
Sally Anne Taylor is a Pioneer Curate from Hamworthy Parish, Poole, Dorset.
November 06, 2021
In conversation with Jackie Leswell
Jackie is part of the School of Mission management group. She was a Salvation Army Officer for many years and now is part of the leadership of a local church in Norfolk. She was chair of Churches Together in Poole for a number of years and launched Poole Town Pastors and is actively involved in the work of Redeeming Our Communities and Freedom in Christ.
October 30, 2021
In conversation with Camilla Hawley
Millie is from Boscombe/Bournemouth and is part of Coastline Vineyard Church. She has several refugee children/teenagers living with her in a former vicarage, before that she lived in a house of hospitality in Boscombe.
October 23, 2021
In conversation with Mark Arnold.
Here we talk to Mark Arnold from Urban Saints about the work he does with children and families with additional needs.  https://theadditionalneedsblogfather....
October 16, 2021
In Conversation with Ali Boulton
Here we chat to the brilliant Ali Boulton who talks about the work she does on new housing estates...   Ali was a sort of Bishop type person in the Baptist Church, and I remember seeing her helping a colleague/friend out at new wine when his kids were sick in the night, mopping up sick and helping tired parents... Showing servant leadership in a way that really inspired me. She's very cool and wise, and worth a listen!
October 09, 2021
In conversation with Andy Aldrich
A conversation with Andy Aldrich
October 02, 2021
In Conversation with Rach Hepburn
A great interview with Rach Hepburn who shares not just about her time working on a new housing development and but also about life at its toughest and God's faithfulness... She also includes an amazing story of two friends coming to faith.
September 27, 2021
Andy @ Christ Church and St. Augustine's
Looking at Jesus' words to "Seek first the Kingdom of God" -alongside Haggai's warnings not to live in panelled houses whilst the temple of the Lord is neglected.
August 29, 2021
How was lock down for you?: Joseph
How was lock down for you a reflection of Joseph
July 14, 2021
How was lock down for you?: Job
How was lock down for you a reflection on Job
July 12, 2021
The Unique Selling Point of the School of Mission
Andy Ever's talks about the unique selling point of the School of Mission
July 08, 2021
June Weekly Challenge 4: Write a letter to encourage someone else
Write another letter to encourage someone else.
June 28, 2021
June Weekly Challenge 3: Write a letter thanking someone whose encouraged you
Write a real letter on paper to someone who has encouraged you.
June 21, 2021
June Weekly Challenge 2: Act of Random Kindness
Can you do something for someone else?
June 14, 2021
June Weekly Challenge 1: Speak out. Do something.
Speak out. Do something.
June 07, 2021
May Webinar: From Kingswood to Kingswood
It was great to chat to two great guys from my previous parish of Kingswood about the Churches they now lead and especially the work we did together on the Streets of Kingswood with "Street Pastors" -Church in Action on the Streets... Hear a bit about the Archbishop getting flashed!!
May 31, 2021
May Weekly Challenge 4: Hang out with different folks...
Do you ever feel like you just talk to people who are like you?  Who think and act like you?  Maybe the challenge is to meet and talk to different people and learn from them?
May 24, 2021
May Weekly Challenge 3: Go slow and see what is happening.
Each week we have a different challenge from someone with the School of Mission, we share together on our next Webinar how it went?    Did you find going slower and looking around more you noticed more things?  What/who did you notice?  What did you learn?
May 17, 2021
Andy @ Beacon Church
Unblocking Wells Genesis 26
May 16, 2021
In Conversation with Steven Driver
Steve is the Youth Worker at Poole Christian Fellowship... He has re-thought some of the traditional thinking around youth work and is well worth listening too... Grab a coffee for this 20 minute interview!
May 10, 2021
May Weekly Challenge 2: Be still and know...
Another challenge for another week with the School of Mission, each month on our Webinar we have a chance to share back about how it has gone for each one of us over this past month...    How good are we at doing something nice for us where we feel truly alive?
May 10, 2021
In conversation with Steph Vickers
When I was on my Cornwall to Carlisle tour I was told: "You must meet the guys at Hay Mills CC" -I'm so glad I did, a small Church doing amazing things, hear a bit of their story here!
May 03, 2021
May Weekly Challenge 1: Attitude of gratitude
Join us for our pilot!   Each week someone will give us a challenge of something to do this week, and then on the monthly Webinar we can share back about how it has gone...    We believe that by these doing practical things each week will make a difference to us and those around us...
May 03, 2021
In Conversation with Sue Relf
I remember Sue from when I was a teenager, she's an amazing community networker, knows lots of people and has been an incredible blessing to many people. Here she talks about her life and her story.
April 20, 2021
Four Eco Challenges
Hilary Bond Sets out Four Eco Challenges
April 19, 2021
5 Marks of Mission 5: Tend
The 5 Marks of (Anglican) Mission Tell Teach Treasure Transform Tend
April 17, 2021
5 Marks of Mission 4: Transform
The 5 Marks of (Anglican) Mission Tell Teach Treasure Transform Tend
April 16, 2021
5 Marks of Mission 3: Treasure
The 5 Marks of (Anglican) Mission   Tell Teach Treasure Transform Tend
April 15, 2021
In conversation with Susikaran James
Talking about Sex Addiction "Shame kept me prisoner longer than my addiction did"... An addiction we rarely talk about but one that has broken many families. Here Susi talks about how his addiction cost him his job as a Vicar, his recovery and his desire to help other people find freedom.
April 14, 2021
5 Marks of Mission 2: Teach
The 5 Marks of (Anglican) Mission   Tell Teach Treasure Transform Tend
April 14, 2021
5 Marks of MIssion 1: Tell
The 5 Marks of (Anglican) Mission   Tell Teach Treasure Transform Tend
April 13, 2021
5 Marks of Mission: Introduction
The 5 Marks of (Anglican) Mission   Tell Teach Treasure Transform Tend
April 12, 2021
In conversation with Jenni Osborn
Youth worker and advocate for young people, and author of from isolation to community,,,,
April 09, 2021
Wednesday Webinar 7: Hilary Bond
Hilary is an Anglican Priest, third order franciscan, climate activist, intercessor, schools worker and pioneer... She shares some of her thoughts and journey with us here...
April 07, 2021
Wednesday Webinar 6: Jackie Davies
Jackie tells her story (very honestly and vulnerably), for those who don't know Jackie she was a minister with Elim (leading for a while the church in Kingswood where I was Vicar).  Jackie was chair of the Evangelical Alliance and spearheaded the turning mission in Bristol, and is the only person I know who can 'accidentally plant a church'...  Worth a listen/watch.
March 31, 2021
Wednesday Webinar 5: Daniel Dugmore
An amazing evening with Daniel Dugmore... but do watch this and I believe it will massively bless you. It is 50 minutes of amazing content -if I had the money I would pay Christians to watch this!!!
March 24, 2021
In Conversation with Alan Jenner
Much of my ministry has been much more "pioneering" doing stuff around fresh expressions etc, Alan's work has been much more that of a traditional evangelist doing more "presentational evangelism"... Thought this would be an interesting conversation between the two of us!
March 21, 2021
Wednesday Webinar 4: Andy Mason
Looking at Jesus saying  "I will build my Church and even the gates of hell wont prevail against it"...   We are called to "Seek first the Kingdom of God"...  What does it mean to be missional? The Five Marks of Mission, Tell, Teach, Treasure, Transform, Tend.  Stems from Discipleship "Doing the things of Jesus for reasons he does them".   Mission is more than evangelism, words need to be backed by our walk -how we live our daily lives
March 17, 2021
Wednesday Webinar 3: Dave Pegg
Here Dave Pegg talks about :-   What is the 'Good News'?   Why should we share it?   How should we share it?  Followed by some discussions at the end...
March 10, 2021
Interview: Mark Phillips
Mark Phillips and I run Poole New Monastics together, and he also came with me on some of the Cornwall to Carlisle travels, here he talks about the work he does at Parkstone URC centre, how a tiny church has fed thousands of people during Covid. @Schoolofmissio2
March 06, 2021
In conversation with Adam Pullen
Here I chat to my friend Adam. Adam is my daughters Godfather whom I have known since we were at theological college together. Adam talks about Mission in Ireland, their response to Covid19 and also shares something on global mission from his unique perspective as the Chair of the Church in Ireland's Council of Mission. Just over 10 minutes.
March 03, 2021
Wednesday Webinar 2: Andy mason
Our second Wednesday Night Webinar from the school of mission...   Someone shares a few thoughts, and some discussion (and then we turn the record off -so much better if you are there in person!- but here is our second session)  Tonight was me talking about why I believe we need something like the School of Mission....
March 03, 2021
Interview: Andy Milne
Here we interview Andy Milne, author of DNA of Pioneer ministry (co-authored with Mike Moynagh), he works for the Archbishop of York leading the Missional Youth Churches Network and before this he was involved in planted Sorted youth Church in Bradford (which became a network of Churches).
February 27, 2021
Wednesday Webinar 1: Andy Evers
Each week we want to have a chance for people to connect, have some ideas and a chance to chat and explore together something about mission in normal everyday life... Here is Andy Evers back by popular demand with a few thoughts and a bit of a chat afterwards... Although we were a small group, am excited that from this more growth and relationship with happen!!
February 24, 2021
In conversation with Emma Heath
It was great to chat to Emma about addiction and her work helping individuals and churches engage with addiction she has recently founded and works in Poole/Bournemouth and Christchurch with    Do follow the School of Mission UK on twitter @schoolofmissio2 or
February 23, 2021
Talk: Dave Smith - A Luke 10 Adventure
Imagine going out on mission, not knowing where you were going without money and all your stuff -a bit like Jesus sent out both the 12 (in Luke 9) or the 72 (in Luke 10) here Dave tells his story of going out with the guys from Fusion (a University Mission group) where four of them just got on a plane and trusted God for a weekend and trusted that he would used them, and he did, it's about 24 minutes but an amazing story, worth checking out.... We hope to do something similar to this but would be within the UK.
February 21, 2021
Interview: AJ Fewtrell
AJ is one of our 'founding members' at the School of Mission ( @schoolofmissio2) and here he is talking about his role as a youth worker in Bournemouth, especially doing detached youth work. He shares about the importance of relationships, 'small ins' and the importance of listening to individuals rather than 'stereotypes and strategy'.
February 20, 2021
In Conversation with Simon Cartwright
Simon Cartwright is a community minister in a deprived area of Derby, he is developing exciting partnerships locally, growing a new monastic community  and seeing new life come to a Church building that had been closed... Can these bones live?  A blank canvas?  Micah 6:8   Its about 25 minutes but plenty to think about and explore!
February 19, 2021
In conversation with Natalie Williams
I heard Natalie talk at Living Stone Church in Eastbourne and was blown away as she said some really wise and thought provoking things and am so glad she agreed to come and chat to us here at the School of Mission (@schoolofmissio2 or   Natalie works for a charity called Jubilee Plus   The Jubilee+ vision is to see the Church in the UK be a champion of the poor and a means to healthy communities across the nation.
February 17, 2021
Talk: Richard Hancock
Here Richard Hancocks a rural field worker for Dorset with the Church of England talks and explores mission in a rural context... Really interesting (even if you're not working in a rural context its got lots of wisdom in to learn from).
February 15, 2021
Interview: Andy Evers
Andy Evers has been a mate of mine since I was 11, we even shared a flat when we were 19.   Here he talks about youth, children and community work, about living out mission working with other Christians, and he also shares some of the life lessons he learned along the way, it is a longer video, but really worth watching! More info at @schoolofmissio2 -He's right, it was Aaron, I was wrong when I said Caleb (I checked!)
February 13, 2021
Words, Works and Wonders - Andy Mason
Andy Mason introduces us to the idea of Words, Works and Wonders
February 12, 2021
Words, Works and Wonders: Jackie Davies, Andrew Leakey and Alix Digby West
Andy Mason talks with Jackie Davies, Andrew Leakey and Alix Digby West.
February 11, 2021
Words, Works and Wonders - Chris Harwood
Andy Mason talks with Christ Harwood about Words, Works and Wonders
February 09, 2021
Words, Works and Wonder - Dave Pegg
Andy Mason in conversation with Dave Pegg leader of Bright Idea Church and PACE Schools work team, and co-author of "Living and Telling
February 08, 2021
Talk: Pastor Benson - Church Planting
Pastor Benson, a friend of mine, talks about how he and his family moved from London to Bristol to plant a church, and gives us some wise insights.
February 05, 2021
In Conversation with John Good
Blank Canvas
February 04, 2021
Knocking the dust off our feet...
Here I share few thoughts on "knocking the dust off our feet" -am I devoting my life to the things that God is calling me too or am I just being pushed around by other people (and maybe my own) expectations?
February 03, 2021
John 5 "Do you want to be healed?"
John Chapter 5 (although I say 4) "Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda[a] and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. 3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralysed. [4] [b] 5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”   7 “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”   8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” 9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked".
February 01, 2021
Talk: Anna Rich - Prodigals Returning
Anna Rich is one of the Pastors of River of Life Church in Hartcliffe Bristol, here she shares about loving people and longing to be a community that welcomes people back, sharing from her own experience.   A very thought provoking 7 minute talk on an important subject
January 30, 2021
Can These Bones Live?
Andy Mason talks about "Bones"
January 29, 2021
Come Alongside
Andy Mason talks about coming alongside people
January 27, 2021
Ikigai - The Art of Mission
Andy Mason talks about Ikigai, the art of balancing your mission with what you do well, what you enjoy and what you can earn money or gain the things you need to live a full life.
January 25, 2021
Love, Pray, Relate and Create
Andy Mason talks about Love, Praying, Relating and Creating.
January 22, 2021
Unblocking Wells
Andy Mason talks about Unblocking Wells, the things that hold us back.
January 20, 2021
God's Call
Andy Mason talks about answering God's Call.
January 18, 2021
Book Review: The Ragamuffin Gospel
Here I talk about the book the Ragamuffin Gospel, a book that changed my life... Really helped me to see God massively differently and opened my eyes afresh to grace -"Grace healed eyes" is a phrase used which I think is helpful!
January 14, 2021
Book Review: Through the Pilgrim Door
Andy Mason talks about Through the Pilgrim Door
January 07, 2021
Doing Christmas Differently - Grief & Loss
Andy Mason talks with Tracy Blake from "Death Cafe" about the impact of grief and loss at Christmas and how we can help ourselves and others in this festive period.
December 24, 2020
Doing Christmas Differently - LUKE
Andy Mason challenges us to read the 24 chapters of Luke and take some time out each day of Advent to connect with God.
December 20, 2020
Doing Christmas Differently - St. Nicholas
Andy Mason explores the story of the original St. Nicholas and how it relates to Christmas today.
December 17, 2020
Doing December Differently - Green Christmas
Andy Mason talks about Doing December Differently and thinking about the Environment this Christmas
December 14, 2020
Doing December Differently - Self Love
Andy Mason talks about giving yourself a present at Christmas. Some self love and care.
December 10, 2020
Doing Christmas Differently - Scrooge
Andy Mason talks about doing Christmas Differently and tells of how the Charles Dickens tale relates to life today.
December 07, 2020
Doing Christmas Differently - Advent
Andy Mason gives us ideas on how to Do Christmas Differently by embracing compassion at Christmas during Advent.   Discover more at:
December 04, 2020
School of Mission - Episode 1
In this episode we explore food and faith, neo monasticism and climate action.  See more at
November 19, 2020
Vision of the School of Mission
The Vision of the School of mission.
October 26, 2017
What is the School of Mission
An introduction to the School of Mission.
October 26, 2017