An introduction to Mission and Ministry

Director of Mission & Ministry:  The Rev Ian Bussell

Please contact the Mission and Ministry team if you’d like to discuss anything related to church growth, sharing our faith story with others, growing in discipleship (whole-life discipleship), exploring how to develop as a mission shaped church, starting a new congregation, a fresh expression of church or Leading your church into growth course (LYCIG).

Email the Mission and Ministry team

Mission and Ministry amongst Children

Inspiring, encouraging and resourcing the creative development of mission and ministry amongst children (0-11s) in the Diocese of Exeter. Offering STAR (Support, Training, Advice & Resources) to any congregation member, clergy or lay reader involved in working with children and families.

Find out more

Email Sharon Blyth 

Lay Discipleship

Exploring Lay Discipleship, alongside questions and development of lay ministry, lay leadership and how discipleship is key to enabling and empowering these roles. We’re developing learning opportunities around all of these issues. Please get in touch if there are other issues that you think we can help with.

Email Jon Curtis 

01392 294963 / 07889 542633


Do you feel you might be called to Christian ministry of some sort, whether ordained or lay? Hannah runs the Vocations Advisers team, who are available to meet one-to-one with people who are exploring their calling. She also runs regular ‘Exploring Vocation to Ministry’ courses to help people consider if Church of England ministry might be for them.

Email Hannah Mears 

Find out more about Vocations

Mission Resources

Developing opportunities to support our mission communities with evangelism, mission (in all its forms), church planting, as well growing leaders. The best thing about being the Church is that we get to talk to people about Jesus, and share our faith with others.

Email Jeremy Putnam