Key people

St Peter’s College is a learning community serving the whole diocese of Sheffield and as such there is a wide pool of people contributing to the learning process, drawing on a wealth of experience, knowledge and skills. 

As well as dedicated staff, there are also many members of the clergy and other specialists who are involved in the wide range of courses and learning events going on throughout the year in the Diocese.

For information on the key people involved in the courses you are interested in, please visit the individual course pages...

Principals

Canon Dr  Christine  Gore

Canon Dr Christine Gore

Director of Formation for Ministry and Principal of St Peter's, Leader of School of Ministry

As well as her Principal role, Christine heads up and teaches on the Sheffield School of Ministry.

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Revd Dr Bill Goodman

Revd Dr Bill Goodman

Assistant Principal for St Peter's College and Director of Ongoing Ministerial Development

Bill's role is to develop a wide, deep and imaginative programme for the ongoing ministerial and missional learning for lay ministers/leaders and clergy across the Diocese, working in partnership with the Principal of St Peter’s College and Director of Formation for Ministry.

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Course leaders

 Mike  North

Mike North

Children and Young People’s Adviser for the Diocese of Sheffield

A national figure in youth and children's work

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 Linda  Langthorne

Linda Langthorne

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

Linda oversees good safeguarding practice, delivers essential training and provides vital support.

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Revd Tim Fletcher

Revd Tim Fletcher

Director of IME2 (curate training) & parish priest at Stannington

Tim supports all curates in the Diocese as they progress through their training

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Revd Mark Cockayne

Revd Mark Cockayne

Director of Parish Support

Mark, with his team, oversees Parish support, mission action planning, mission shaped ministry training and supports churches and leaders in may other ways

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Revd Mark Wigglesworth

Revd Mark Wigglesworth

Mission Development Advisor for Doncaster

Mark works with parishes to support them in mission and growth

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Revd John Hibberd

Revd John Hibberd

Mission Development Advisor for Sheffield and Rotherham

John works in the Sheffield and Rotherham areas to develop mission partnerships, advise on mission action plans and support parishes in growth and mission.

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Revd Joy Adams

Revd Joy Adams

Chaplain at Whirlow Spirituality Centre

Joy has been a member of the team delivering the Sheffield Art of Spiritual Accompaniment course for the last 5 courses

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Revd Ali Dorey

Revd Ali Dorey

Diocesan Spiritual Director for Cursillo

Ali serves in the Diocese of Sheffield as Mission Development Coordinator for North Sheffield Estates

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Mrs  Jacky Stride

Mrs Jacky Stride

Course Leader

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Course tutors

 Jon Buckley

Jon Buckley

Aurora Youth Course Tutor

Jon Buckley is the Ecunite Manager at the YMCA White Rose and course tutor on the Aurora Youth course.

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 Helen Cockayne

Helen Cockayne

Centenary Project Leader and Aurora Children Course Tutor

Helen Cockayne is an experienced practitioner, having worked with children and young people in the church for almost 30 years. She teaches on the Aurora Children course and is the project leader of the Centenary Project.

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Admin team

 Trish Stafford

Trish Stafford

Training Administrator

Trish deals with all administration for Foundations and School of Ministry

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 Lucy Nunn

Lucy Nunn

Parish Support Administrator

Lucy helps with the work of the Parish Support Team

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 LJ Buxton

LJ Buxton

Communications Manager

LJ oversees all communications and social media for St Peter's College and the Diocese of Sheffield

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 Stephanie Osman

Stephanie Osman

Resource Centre Administrator

Stephanie looks after the day to day running of the resource centre at Church House

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Revd Karen Colley

Revd Karen Colley

Course administrator

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