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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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Martin Ashford

Martin Ashford

Martin is a Trustee for London Churches Refugee Fund

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Andy Burns

Andy Burns

Andy Burns is Executive Director of Capital Mass.

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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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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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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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Rev Dr Bob Mayo

Bob Mayo

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

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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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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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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 is Development Director at the Centre for Theology & Community and a trustee of Capital Mass.

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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 is Capital Mass' Just Finance Development Worker and to know more about her work and how you can get involved please go to www.capitalmass.org.uk/just-finance

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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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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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