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North of England

Covering Cheshire, Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire and everywhere up to border, as well as the Isle of Man, come and meet our North Team.

Rob Steward

Rob Steward

Regional Mission Team Leader

I am passionate about children and young people hearing and responding to the gospel and enjoy the part I play in the SU movement as the North Team Leader. I have lived in Lancashire for 19 years and love all that God is doing in the region.

Geoff Brown

Geoff Brown

Mission Enabler

Hi, as a Mission Enabler I am keen to work with churches as they connect with children and young people and help them to explore and grow in faith in Jesus. As an ex-teacher, schools work is particularly close to my heart and I am passionate about equipping young people to live for God at school and to be confident followers of Jesus in their places of study. I’m only able to do this work thanks to the generosity of a small but generous group of supporters. ’


Lucy Pearson

Mission Enabler

I absolutely love seeing the lives of young people transformed by the love of Jesus. By working with churches and communities across Greater Manchester, we can give children and young people the opportunity to hear the gospel and be transformed by his love.

Neil Jackson

Neil Jackson

Mission Enabler

I've been involved in youth and children’s work most of my life as a teacher, youth worker, schools worker and as a volunteer. I believe in outreach to children and young people and my role is about encouraging, equipping and inspiring God’s church to be effective partners with God in the exciting project of reaching children, youth and families with the good news about Jesus. Get in touch if there are ways that I can support or advise you in any way to be more effective at doing this.

Sarah Howard-Smith

Sarah Howard-Smith

Support Worker

As the Support Worker, I help with all the behind-the-scenes administration for the team. I'm actively involved in my church, helping with the children’s work. I have a real heart for sharing God’s love, and my prayer is that God will be able to use me to help provide even more opportunities for children to be introduced to Jesus.

Nic Findlay

Nic Findlay

Revealing Jesus Pioneer - Liverpool

I love sharing the good news of Jesus with children, young people and families – especially those on the margins. I’ve worked in schools, communities and churches for the past 15 years and I am passionate about supporting local churches to share the transformational love of God with children and young people.  

Ian Kent

Ian Kent

Revealing Jesus Pioneer - Durham & North East

As a Revealing Jesus Pioneer I’m supporting churches in the North East of England as they reach out to children and young people with the good news of Jesus. As a volunteer youth worker and a church leader, I’m also sharing my passion for seeing young people develop and grow as disciples. It’s exciting to work alongside other passionate people, working together to make Jesus known in the North East and in partnership with the Durham Diocese.

Kate Doogan

Kate Doogan

Revealing Jesus Pioneer - Merseyside

I am really excited to take on this new role. I trained as a youth and community worker and I am passionate to see children and young people discover their true identity in Jesus. I am a born and bred scouser and have a real heart for Merseyside; I can’t wait to work with churches to support them as they share God’s love with children and young people in their communities.

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

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Read more about what is happening with children and young people across North England and the rest of England & Wales!
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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 North event

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

If you're interested in volunteering at an event run by the North 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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SUpport your local Mission Enabler

We love that we are able to offer our local mission support to both churches and passionate individuals, across England and Wales, completely free of charge.

That's right, our Mission Enablers share their knowledge, experience and expertise for free! And it is thanks to the faithful prayers and generous donations of supporters, just like you, that this is possible.

Discover how you can support your local Mission Enabler in prayer and/or finance today.

Not your region?

We want to make sure that you're connected with the right people! So if this isn't your local team, you can either;

  • Fill in the form above telling us where you live and we'll get your local team to get in touch with you; or
  • Click on the button below to discover your local team and contact them directly!

Either way – we can't wait to hear from you!

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Together, we can reach the 95% of children and young people not in church

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