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Last updated 2nd October 2023

Making Disciples Team

The Making Disciples Team are responsible for the "Making Disciples" building block of the diocese's overall Vision for growth and change. You can read an overview of their aims and activities here.

Below are the contact details for the team members, as well as their main responsibilities:



The Ven. Mark Ireland


Archdeacon of Blackburn

Lead for Making Disciples




Mrs Stephanie Rankin


Stewardship Resourcing Officer


Ms Christy Sawyer


Stewardship Resourcing Officer



Prof. Richard Carter


Everyday Faith





The Revd. Anna Walker


Director of Whalley Abbey





Mrs Gill Ireland


Schools of Prayer




The Revd. Mike Print


Advent and Lent Devotionals



The Revd. Damian Platt


Everyday Faith/Discipleship App


The Revd. Sam Crossley







Mrs Sarah Marston


Making Disciples Co-ordinator




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