Mission Apprentices

Our Mission Apprentice Scheme seeks to train and invest in missional leaders who want to explore their vocation and calling to urban mission.

First started in 2011, the Mission Apprentice Scheme has already trained and inspired two cohorts of Mission Apprentices, who have been empowered to follow their vocation as lay leaders, church leaders, youth workers and other vocational pathways.

Our 3rd cohort of Mission Apprentices, funded by the AllChurches Trust, started in September 2018 with the commissioning of 9 Mission Apprentices.

Our Mission Apprentices work 20 hours a week in some of our most deprived parishes. They are supported by a supervisor, mentor and learning program, to develop new projects in their parishes and engage their church in missional activities and thinking.

The Mission Apprentices and the parishes they serve are:

Chloe Hewett – Holy Cross, Billsley

Fiona Allen - St John and St Michael, Langley

Jody-Ann Frazer – St John and St Peter, Ladywood

Lizzie Steele – Bishop Latimer, Winson Green

Lou Bayliss - St. David’s, Shenley Green

Mandy Widdas - St. Editha’s, Amington

Marie Ford – St. Gabriel’s, Weoley Castle

Ricky Sandford – St Clements, Castle Bromwich

Sian Mehlmann – St Luke’s, Great Colmore Street


To find out more contact our coordinator Lizzie Gawen.

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Mission Apprentice News & Events

Mission Apprentices Commissioning Service 9 September 2018 Mission Apprentices Commissioning Service

We’re delighted to be commissioning our 10 Mission Apprentices at St. Luke’s Great Colmore Street

New Mission Apprentices
26 June 2018
New Mission Apprentices We are delighted to announce that 9 Mission Apprentices have been recruited and will take up their roles in September 2018.
Transforming Church - Shaping the Future Announcement
22 January 2018
Transforming Church - Shaping the Future Announcement We are thrilled to be welcoming new members of the team.
Mission Apprentice Celebration Day 2017
27 June 2017
Mission Apprentice Celebration Day 2017 On Friday the 23rd of June 2017 a day of celebration took place at St George's, Newtown in recognition of the work of the Mission Apprentices over the last 2 years.
A home grown Mission Apprentice
20 March 2017
A home grown Mission Apprentice Rob, one of Mission Apprentices in Erdington, has wonderful stories to tell of taking young people on trips and running a drop-in club as well as heading out on the streets to chat to them.
​Announcement of new roles serving parishes across the diocese
17 November 2015
​Announcement of new roles serving parishes across the diocese Many of you will know that over the last year we have been involved in a significant recruitment process in the Birmingham diocese...