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Author(s): Mark Rylands, Paul Bayes, John Holbrook, Martin Seeley, Tim Sledge
John Holbrook has been the Rector of Wimborne Minster in the Diocese of Salisbury since 2001. In October 2006 he was also appointed as Canon of Salisbury Cathedral. His key passion in ministry is mission and he represents the diocese on the national Missioners' network. John is the co-author of Mission-shaped Parish.
Mark Rylands was Canon Missioner in the Diocese of Exeter from 2002-09. During that time he was involved in a number of initiatives including Planting in Prayer, the Good Friday Walk of Witness in Exeter and Fresh Expressions in Devon. In October 2009 Mark was consecrated as Bishop of Shrewsbury in Westminster Abbey.
Martin Seeley served for ten years as vicar of the Isle of Dogs, in East London, before being appointed the Principal of Westcott House, Cambridge in September 2006. He was installed as an Honorary Canon of Ely Cathedral in January 2008. Martin is the co-author of Mission-shaped Parish.
Paul Bayes was announced as the eighth Bishop of Liverpool in May 2014. He has been the Suffragan Bishop of Hertford since 2010, and prior to that, the Church of England's National Mission and Evangelism Adviser, travelling all over the country, seeking to help the Church make sense of proclaiming the Christian message to a rapidly-changing English society. Paul brought to this role 30 years' experience of parish and Chaplaincy ministry.
He has also been one of the driving forces behind the Church of England's Weddings Project, which promotes weddings in church as a really positive choice for couples. Paul is married to Kate, a drama teacher. They have three grown-up children.
Listen to Paul Bayes discussing the big difference a warm wedding welcome can make to couples and to the Church.
Tim Sledge is the Vicar of Romsey. An experienced parish priest, Tim has worked as Mission Enabler for the Diocese of Peterborough and prior to that as Assistant Missioner for the Diocese of Wakefield.
"A practical book: how to make Mission-shaped Church real in your parish. Readable, realistic, realizable." - John Finney, Former Bishop of Pontefract and one of the authors of Emmaus - the Way of Faith