South West Team

South West team

Meet the team

The team in the south west are dedicated to reaching the 95% of children and young people who do not go to church. Through their work in schools, churches and local communities the team seek to create new opportunities for children and young people to respond to Jesus 

"Perhaps we could help you in your area? Or maybe you could partner with us through prayer, volunteering and giving"

Margaret Lilley Team Leader SUSW

Margaret Lilley

Regional Mission Team Leader

As the South West Regional Mission Team Leader, I am very passionate about serving God and reaching others with the Good News of Jesus. I am based in Bristol and manage a team of staff and trainees across our region. Our focus is to partner with churches, helping them connect with the 95% of children and young people who are not in church, creating opportunities for them to explore faith, respond to God and ultimately grow through discipleship. We also have close connections with SWYM (South West Youth Ministries), CreationFest and SU South Africa. This summer I have the exciting challenge of co-leading the Polzeath Family Mission with Toby Chant, one of our Mission Enablers, as well as being responsible for responding nationally to any safeguarding concerns raised through our events.

Chris Eales Development Worker

Chris Eales

Mission Enabler

My background in teaching, and a love for the outdoors in North Devon where I live, gives me many opportunities to use my skills to engage children and young people in exploring the difference that Jesus can make, especially when using outdoor experiences to explore this with resources that I have developed like Go Wild.

I’ve been impressed with the creativity and resolve shown by so many during Covid restrictions. My hope is that by getting alongside people and reaching out, I can continue to encourage and support this.

Toby Chant Development Worker

Toby Chant

Mission Enabler

I'm based in Torbay and work with communities and churches across the South West, encouraging and equipping them to effectively share the good news with local children and young people.

Working with Faith Guides has been such a joy and I am constantly inspired by the passion, commitment and vision I see. The support that I offer is free for the churches who I have the privilege to serve. This means, I am only able to do what I do thanks to generous donations.

To ensure our future progress and ongoing impact, Scripture Union need more supporters. I would love to invite you to invest in us as we invest into others, become a partner in changing the statistic that 95% of children and young people are not part of church.

Any support you can give will help ensure this ministry to 'the 95' can continue. We promise to keep you informed with our regular newsletters, which you can choose to receive by post or email.

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