Promoting the gospel of Jesus Christ by reforming the Church of England

Council Members

The council members are responsible for the management of the work of Reform under the oversight of the Reform Trustees. The Reform council meets at least three times a year. 

  • Edward Armistead

    Col Edward Armitstead

    Edward Armitstead is a retired army officer, lay member of General Synod (Bath & Wells), and chairman of Oak Hill College Council.

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    Mrs Lorna Ashworth

    Lorna Ashworth is currently training at Oak Hill Theological Collage and serving on General Synod

  • Nigel Atkinson

    Rev'd Nigel Atkinson

    Nigel Atkinson is vicar at St John's Knutsford (Chester Diocese).

  • Rev'd Simon Austen

    Rev'd Simon Austen

    Simon Austen is vicar of St Leonard's, Exeter.

  • David Banting

    Rev'd David Banting

    David Banting is vicar of St Peter's Harold Wood.

  • Wallace Benn

    Rt Rev'd Wallace Benn

    Wallace Benn spent 25 years in parish ministry before becoming Suffragan Bishop of Lewes in 1997. He retired as the bishop in 2012. He is a well-known speaker and writer. He is particularly keen to see the Word of God upheld in every aspect. He is an enthusiastic rugby watcher and supporter and also enjoys motor racing.

  • Andrew Bradley

    Mr Andrew Bradley

    Andrew Bradley is a retired secondary head teacher currently co-leading an independent church plant in Criccieth in North Wales although still with his heart in anglicanism. Heavily involved with children's and youth work through Criccieth SU Beach Mission and Keswick Convention and part of the organising team of the Northern Men's Convention. Longs to see a greater Reform presence in Wales and North Wales in particular.

  • Mark Burkill

    Rev'd Mark Burkill

    Mark Burkill is vicar of Christ Church Leyton.

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    Rev'd Richard Coekin

    Richard Coekin is Senior Pastor at Dundonald Church Wimbledon and Director of Co-Mission, a church planting network across London

  • Tim Davies

    Rev'd Tim Davies

    Tim Davies was born and brought up in East Africa and is an engineer by training. Having worked in industry and business, primarily marketing in the motor industry, he was ordained as a Church of England clergyman in 1993. Since then he has worked for churches in rural Oxfordshire and Fulwood, Sheffield. He is now at Christ Church Central in Sheffield. He and his wife Tanya are associates of the anglican mission agency Crosslinks and they have four children.

  • Paul Dawson

    Rev'd Paul Dawson

    Rev'd Paul Dawson is pastor at Dundonald church in Wimbledon. He is the media officer for Reform.

  • Dick Farr

    Rev'd Dick Farr

    Dick Farr is the associate minister at St John's Tunbridge Wells.

  • Jonathan Fletcher

    Rev'd Jonathan Fletcher

    Jonathan Fletcher retired as vicar of Emmanuel Church Wimbledon in 2012. 

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    Rev'd Lee Gatiss

    Lee Gatiss is the Director of Church Society.

  • David Gibb

    Rev'd David Gibb

    David Gibb is the vicar of St Andrew's Leyland (Leyland is between Chorley and Preston)

  • David Holloway

    Rev'd David Holloway

    David Holloway is vicar of Jesmond Parish Church, Newcastle upon Tyne.

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    Mrs Susie Leafe

    Susie Leafe is Reform's Director. She is married to Dan and they live in Fowey in Cornwall. She has been a teacher, worked for Truro diocese, and has been the women's ministry co-ordinator at Fowey parish church. She is on General Synod and organises the Proper Provision campaign.

  • Jonathan Lockwood

    Mr Jonathan Lockwood

    Johnny Lockwood is administrator for Reform (but not on the council). He is a member of Christ Church Fulwood in Sheffield. He is involved in youth ministry and short term mission in Ukraine. 

  • Angus MacLeay

    Rev'd Angus MacLeay

    Angus MacLeay (Chairman of Trustees) is married to Sue with two children, Rachel and Jamie. Before ordination he worked as a solicitor in London for a few years. Since ordination he has served a curacy in Manchester at Holy Trinity Platt before 9 years as a vicar on the outskirts of Carlisle.  Currently rector of St. Nicholas, Sevenoaks and on General Synod.

  • Paul Perkin

    Rev'd Paul Perkin

    Paul Perkin is vicar of St Mark’s Battersea Rise.

  • David Phillips

    Rev'd David Phillips

    David Phillips is the vicar of St James' Church Chorley.

  • Vaughan Roberts

    Rev'd Vaughan Roberts

    Vaughan Roberts is the rector of St. Ebbe's Church in Oxford.  He is also on the Executive Committee of 9:38, an initiative which encourages people to consider the possibility of gospel ministry and promotes ministry training apprenticeships. He writes books,which include Turning Points and God's Big Picture, and in his spare time he plays cricket, tennis and golf.

  • Carrie Sandom

    Rev'd Carrie Sandom

    Carrie Sandom is associate minister for women and pastoral ministry at St John's, Tunbridge Wells.

  • Rev'd Mike Smith

    Rev'd Mike Smith

    Mike Smith is Vicar of Hartford (Chester Diocese).  He is married to Sarah and they have four young children, Mary, Anna, Leah and Noah.

  • William Taylor

    Rev'd William Taylor

    William Taylor is the rector of St Helen’s Bishopsgate.

  • Rod Thomas

    Rev'd Rod Thomas

    Rod Thomas (Chairman) is vicar of St Matthew’s Elburton, Plymouth.  He is a member of General Synod.  He has been chairman of the Reform Council since autumn 2007. 

  • Alistair Tresidder

    Rev'd Alistair Tresidder

    Alistair Tresidder is vicar of St Luke’s Hampstead.

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