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Central England

Covering the central area of England, including Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire and all that's in between, come and meet our Central Team.

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Simon Barker

Simon Barker

Regional Mission Team Leader

My role is to oversee the ministry in the Central region, working through our staff, mission partners and key volunteers. I have a particular passion for residential and schools ministry. I am also a sports enthusiast and see sport as a key tool in reaching children and young people outside of the church.

Hannah Legge

Hannah Legge

Mission Enabler

I'm passionate about seeing children and young people engage with their faith. My specialism is in schools work, particularly chaplaincy, and I enjoy equipping those who work in and around schools to be confident and effective in what they do.

Matt Farley

Matt Farley

Mission Enabler

I am a musician, sportsman, film enthusiast and, beyond all those things, I am a follower of Jesus. I am eager to share the gospel, and I have a particular interest in training and equipping the church to work with children and young people.


Janine Parkinson

Mission Enabler

I’m practically passionate about helping youth and children’s workers to reach out to children and young people they haven’t connected with before. To support and value our faith guides, and partners, who work with us particularly in and around Sheffield, Derby, Stoke-on-Trent and Nottingham.


Karen Quinney

Support Worker

My role is provide organisational and administrative support to the team as we work together to see Christians equipped in their ministry of sharing the love of Jesus with children and young people in the Central Region of England.

How can we help you?

Your local team offer training opportunities and support, along with a wealth of expertise, to make sure that you are equipped and championed as you reach the 95 in your area.

We created the Revealing Jesus mission framework as a flexible framework that can be uniquely adapted to help make mission manageable for you and your church, whatever your context! With access to incredible resources as well as one-to-one support from your local Mission Enabler, we're here for the long-haul. We're ready to be there for you as you walk alongside the 95 in their faith journey. 

Local Mission Partners

We believe that together really is better and along with churches and individuals, we also have Local Mission Partners. Find out more about them, and what they do here!

Discover what God is doing

Read more about what is happening with children and young people across Central England and the rest of England & Wales!
Read and pray with us! As a movement we provide updated prayer needs so you can see how good God is and join us in praying for what's to come.

Volunteer at a Central event

Here at Scripture Union we love that we get to work with thousands of volunteers all over England and Wales! 

Discover more about our Frontline Missions opportunity this summer in Hungary!

If you're interested in volunteering at an event run by the Central team, why not use the 'Get in touch' form first and introduce yourself?

You may have some questions that they'd be able to answer and then when you're ready, you can submit your application to be a SU volunteer!

Please note that to apply to be a Scripture Union volunteer you will need a 'My SU' account.

For all returning SU volunteers, remember to use the email address you've used for previous volunteer applications. And if you don't yet have a 'My SU' account, don't worry, you can create one by clicking here first!


Get in touch

We are passionate about reaching the 95% of children and young people who don’t go to church with the good news of Jesus! If that’s you too, then let’s talk.

Together we can reach the 95

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