Conference programme Tuesday afternoon activities Conference speakers
These are some of the speakers who will be leading us at the conference:
Rev Simon Cuff
Fr Simon Cuff is a Priest in the Church of England and has been a Tutor in Theology at S. Mellitus College. He has a long association with the craft of community organising through it’s UK home, CitizensUK and as a Fellow of the Centre for Theology & Community.
Through this engagement with organising, he has participated in the Living Wage campaign and to support migrants and refugees with MigrantsOrganise and Safe Passage. His doctoral research was on the reception of Scripture in recent philosophy and critical theory.
Revd Adeola Eleyae
Ade serves as Director of St Mellitus College, Chelmsford alongside her role as Vicar of All Saints Church, Goodmayes. Until recently she was the Bishop’s Equality Adviser in the Diocese of Chelmsford. She is Associate Priest at Chelmsford Cathedral and sits on a number of national church bodies including the Clergy Disciplinary Commission and the Clergy Well Being Facilitation Group. Outside the church she sits on the Social Entitlement Tribunal.
Ade worked as a Solicitor for over 20 years, both in private practice and for the Government and she brings extensive experience in the areas of equality, human rights and social justice.
The Venerable Peter Farley-Moore
Peter is about to join the team as Archdeacon of Hackney on 10th April 2022.
He was previously Canon Missioner of Wakefield Cathedral in the Diocese of Leeds, where he supported the Cathedral’s work in the local community during the pandemic. Previously, Peter Before this, he was Area Dean of Deptford and has served the church in Blackheath, Hong Kong and Tanzania. In Deptford he was a founding member of Lewisham Interfaith Forum and chair of Lewisham Churches Asylum Seeker project.
Bishop Joanne Grenfell
Bishop Joanne has been our Bishop since July 2019, for over half her time with us we have been under Covid restrictions.
Before coming to us +Joanne served in Portsmouth and Sheffield, developing a deep love of urban ministry and prior to ordination she was a lecturer at an Oxford college.
Bishop Joanne is a trustee of Trust for London and will be particularly helping us to look forwards together.
Nick is Senior Fellow at Theos. He is the author of a number of books and reports, including ‘The Political Samaritan: how power hijacked a parable’ (Bloomsbury, 2017) and Parochial Vision’ 2004.
He is host of the podcast Reading Our Times. Outside of Theos, Nick is Visiting Research Fellow at the Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London and a Fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion.
Dr Selina Stone is Tutor and Lecturer in Theology at St Mellitus College in London and completed her PhD thesis ‘Holy Spirit, Holy Bodies?: Pentecostalism, Pneumatology and the Politics of Embodiment’ at the University of Birmingham in 2021.
Dr Stone’s research and teaching focus on the themes of politics, power and social justice, which she began exploring as a practitioner while working as a community organiser and programme director at the Centre for Theology and Community from 2013-2017. She is currently leading a research project on the wellbeing of UKME clergy in the Church of England, funded by the Clergy Support Trust.