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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.

North Team

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.


Sarah Davison

Mission Enabler

Sarah is a Mission Enabler in the SU North team. She lives in Greater Manchester with her husband Andy and young son Eli. Sarah is passionate about seeing children and young people encountering God and stepping into their true identity in him. She also enjoys exploring new places and finding a great cup of coffee (and cake!).


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.

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. ’


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.

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 the North of 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.
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"I don't go to church BUT...:" The Tour

This Autumn, at a venue near you, come and meet your local Mission Enabler and discover how you and your church can be supported, equipped, and empowered in your outreach to local schools, communities and beyond.

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!

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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.

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