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Jonny Adams

Jonny Adams

Refugee Response Coordinator for Capital Mass

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Angela Afzal

Angela Afzal

Refugee Response Co-ordinator at Capitalmass

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Daphine Aikens  MBE

Daphine Aikens MBE

Daphine Aikens MBE is the founder and CEO of Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank, which began in 2010. It now operates three branches, and continues the busiest foodbank in London. As well as providing emergency food, the Hammersmith & Fulham foodbank runs Holiday Clubs and Cooking and Budgeting courses, and works with partners to provide professional advice, legal support and free psychotherapy for clients, as well as other community engagement projects.

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Martin Ashford

Martin Ashford

Martin is a Trustee for London Churches Refugee Fund

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Tania Bright

Tania Bright

Interim Director, Capital Mass

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Tarn Bright

Tarn Bright

Tarn is the interim CEO of Capital Mass. She''s also on the board of trustees of Spring Harvest and runs her own executive coaching consultancy.

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Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the previous CEO of Capital Mass, from it's inception in 2015 -2019.

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Andy Burns

Andy was Capital Mass' previous Exec Director, from 2015 to July 2019.

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Liz Clutterbuck

Liz is Vicar of Emmanuel Holloway & part of the Matryosha Haus Missional community. She is also a Londoner, a baker, an avid film fan and stats geek. http://www.emmanueln7.com/

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Revd Paul Cowley MBE

Paul Cowley MBE

Paul is the Founder of Care for Ex-Offenders and has recently been appointed Bishop’s Advisor to Prisons and in 2015, was awarded an MBE from Her Majesty the Queen for services to ex-offenders.

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Megan Dibden

Megan Dibden

Megan is the London Development Coordinator at MakeLunch, focused on building relationships with churches within the M25, making sure that more kitchens open, meaning that there are less hungry children in the capital.

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Sarah Dickson

Sarah Dickson

Director of the Liberal Democrat Christian Forum www.ldcf.org

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Tina English

Tina English

Tina trained as a nurse many years ago and specialised in the care of the elderly. Following a career break to raise three children she worked in the third sector for local charities supporting older people, setting up projects for the lonely and isolated. She recently completed a Masters Degree in Charity Management. Her Christian faith, coupled with a big heart for the older generation inspired her to establish Embracing Age.

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Elizabeth Fewkes

Elizabeth Fewkes

Near Neighbours Coordinator for West London. Website: www.near-neighbours.org.uk/local-hubs/west-london

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Church Urban Fund

Church Urban Fund

CUF was established by the Church of England as a practical response to unmet need and has been active in local communities for over 30 years. Our vision is to see people and communities all over England flourish and enjoy life in all its fullness. We work through the Church of England’s local parish networks, and alongside other faith-based and secular organisations, to bring about positive change in neighbourhoods. www.cuf.org.uk

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Alex Hanratty

Alex Hanratty

Alex is the Director of Partner Relationships at The SpringBoard Bursary Foundation

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Mrs Jennifer Herrera

Jennifer Herrera

Jennifer Herrera is Executive Director of Acts 435 and has been involved in the charity since operations began in October 2009. Jenny grew up in York, where the charity is based, and is a chartered accountant by profession. She lived in Guatemala in Central America for 6 years, where she met her husband, and where she served as Field Director for Kids Alive Guatemala, running an orphanage and day-care centre.

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Revd Graham Hunter

Graham Hunter

Revd Graham Hunter is Vicar of St John’s Hoxton, an impoverished yet vibrant inner-city parish in the southwest corner of Hackney right by the City of London. He serves as Trustee / Director on several charities tackling poverty and supporting youth work, including having served for 5 years on the Executive Committee of Christians on the Left. He is passionate about social justice, the church, politics and theology.

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The Clewer Initiative

The Clewer Initiative

The Clewer Initiative seeks to raise awareness of all aspects of modern slavery and helping to mobilise the local church.

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Gordon Kane

Gordon Kane

Gordon is a Fundraising & Marketing Consultant and founder/CEO of Bloom Fundraising. After a career in the commercial sector, Gordon began working in the charity sector in 1999. He worked as director of fundraising for the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children from 2010 till 2016, before setting up Bloom Fundraising in 2016, providing strategic consultancy and fundraising services to clients in England, Wales and Scotland.

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Jon Kuhrt

Jon Kuhrt

Jon works with people affected by homelessness, offending and addictions at the West London Mission. He, his wife and three children are part of Streatham Baptist Church and he is a member of the Christians on the Left. He likes football...but loves cricket.

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Bekah Legg

Bekah Legg

Bekah Legg is the Director of Restored, a Christian alliance working to transform relationships and end violence against women. She has previously served as an Associate Minister at Maybridge Community Church, Worthing, discipling a large diverse congregation where she has also been Director of Mission and Communication, along with editing the magazine Liberti. Her previous experience includes working with charities that have supported children in poverty, survivors of sexual abuse, families in need and refugees. Her roles have involved speaking, training, promotion, advocacy, social media and fundraising. She has also written a series of family devotionals for Crusade for World Revival.

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Rev Dr Bob Mayo

Bob Mayo

Rev Dr Bob Mayo is Vicar St Michael and St George White City

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Chris Mitchell

Chris Mitchell

Chris Mitchell is a member of St Johns Church in Hoxton, East London and part of the volunteer team who, through Citizens UK, are running the Fair Energy Campaign and the Big Switch Days

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Alastair Murray

Alastair Murray

Director of Projects at Housing Justice

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Tom Newbold

Tom Newbold

Tom joined The Centre for Community & Theology in August 2015 to coordinate the work of the Church Credit Champions Network in the Diocese of London. He previously worked in Bradford for debt-counselling charity Christians Against Poverty.

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Alison Phillips

Alison Phillips

Alison is a student at St Mellitus College and an active member of The Enfield Refugee Welcome Group

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Corin Piling

Corin Piling

Corin is Deputy Director at Livability UK @livabilityUK as well as @recoverypathway Trustee Corin is passionate about community, wellbeing, disability, the church & inclusion.

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East European Resource Centre

East European Resource Centre

East European Resource Centre provides information, advice and support to people from Central and Eastern Europe from the 2004 and 2007 EU accession countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. www.eeac.org.uk

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Tom Sefton

Tom Sefton

Adviser on Social Policy for the Church of England. Engaging with the world beyond the Church on poverty, welfare, and the economy.

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Jeremy Sharpe

Jeremy Sharpe

National Coordinator of Linking Lives UK

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Jenny Sinclair

Jenny Sinclair

Jenny is the founder and director of "Together for the Common Good" a charity that helps churches and other civic organisations to play their part to strengthen the bonds of social trust. They seek to reimagine a culture that puts people, communities and relationships first, by putting Common Good principles into practice and by working with others of different opinions and backgrounds.

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David Stretton-Downes

David Stretton-Downes

David Stretton-Downes was Head of Communications for the Engage 2015 campaign, which helped churches engage with communities during the Rugby World Cup in 2015, and is a Director of Vidan Lawnes, a creative agency based in London. Below, he recounts how Ambassadors Football took teams to the now closed Calais refugee camp ''The Jungle'', in May 2016 to do sports ministry. He tells us of the lasting legacy of this simple act has had on him and many others.

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Tim Thorlby

Tim Thorlby

Tim Thorlby is the Managing Director of Clean for Good. You can find Clean for Good at www.cleanforgood.co.uk and on twitter @clean4good. You can find Tim on twitter @TimThorlby

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Graham Tomlin & Sian Brookes

Graham is the Bishop of Kensington and Sian is Integrated Care Project Team Manager at Age UK

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Alison Tsang

Alison Tsang

Alison works for Capital Mass, heading up issues around Financial Wellbeing, Mental Health and the Climate crisis.

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Dr Ruth Valerio

Ruth Valerio

CHURCHES AND THEOLOGY DIRECTOR FOR A ROCHA UK Community activist, eco-advocate, academic, mum, author, veg grower, wife and pig keeper rolled into one. Ruth lives with her husband and two daughters in Chichester, where they are part of Revelation Church. Ruth is the Churches and Theology Director for A Rocha UK and a founder of Cred Jewellery, the world’s first fairtrade jewellery company.

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Kirsten van Balen

Kirsten van Balen

Kirsten is a Trustee for the NGO Young Roots; a grassroots organisation which supports young refugees and asylum seekers in London. Young Roots runs regular youth groups, weekend activities and casework service for young refugees in London. They provide a safe space where young people can make friends, learn new skills have a support network.

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Gareth Wallace

Gareth Wallace

Executive Director, Conservative Christian Fellowship www.theCCF.co.uk

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Rev Alice Whalley

Alice Whalley

Alice is parish priest of St John the Evangelist, Brownswood Park, in Hackney, part of the Stepney Area of the Diocese of London

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Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson

Head of Partnerships & Communications at TLG

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Nicolette Wolf

Nicolette Wolf

Nicolette Wolf is the CEO of BeMore

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Right Rev Dr Joanne Woolway Grenfell

Joanne Woolway Grenfell

Bishop Joanne Grenfell is Bishop of Stepney Area in the Diocese of London, and co-sponsor of Capital Mass. Prior to that, Joanne was Archdeacon of Portsdown in the Diocese of Portsmouth, and before that Director of Ordinands and Residentiary Canon in Sheffield. She has experience of outer housing estate and inner city parishes, chaplaincy, and cathedral ministry.

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