WHo are we?

We are a friendly community of people made up from all ages and backgrounds who are committed to living with Jesus as Lord.

We know that we don’t live up to God’s holy standards and so need his forgiveness and grace. We are passionate about learning  together from the bible about what it means to live with Jesus as Lord and encouraging each another in living that learning out.

We love our town and want to see Stockport flourish. We believe that the most effective way for this to happen is for the people of Stockport to hear who Jesus is, what he has done and to come to understand why that is extraordinary news for them. As such we are keen to welcome anyone to join with us as we seek to make Jesus, his cross and resurrection and his teaching clear and relevant to all people.


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Matt Thompson

Matt is responsible for vision setting, mission and planting strategy as well as teaching and pastoring the church community.

Matt is married to Lil and they have 2 children. Matt trained at Oak Hill Theological College.

Matt enjoys watching sport, especially his beloved Sheffield Wednesday. And can often be found dreaming up new ideas and strategies.

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Jon Cawsey

Jon is responsible for the day-to-day running of church including teaching and pastoring the church community.

Jon is married to Kerry and they have 2 children. Jon trained on the job with Union School of Theology.

Jon enjoys playing music, especially the guitar and playing sport, albeit badly.

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Resident Church Planter

Ben Williamson

Ben has joined the team at CCS with a view of planting an AMiE church in North Manchester. 

Ben has spent the last ten years in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he taught at a Bible college and led an inner-city church plant.

Ben enjoys reading in his spare time and is looking forward to getting to know Manchester. 

Leadership Team

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Michelle Hill

Michelle is married to Alex and they have 2 children. Michelle overseas the churches finances.

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David Marchant

David is married to Esther and they have 2 children. David is the connection between the church and our mission partners. 

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Alasdair Weir

Alasdair is married to Hazel and they have a son. Alasdair is the point of contact for newcomers.


Children's TEAM

Jane Robinson

Jane is married to Luke and is responsible for organising the children’s groups.

Ministry Leaders

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North Growth Team Leader

Luke Robinson

Luke is married to Jane and they have 2 terrapins. Luke is responsible for leading the Northern Growth Team. 

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south Growth Team Leader

Kelvin Ward

Kelvin is married to Eva and they have 4 grown up children and 9 grandchildren. Kelvin is responsible for leading the Southern Growth Team.

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Youth Leaders

Elliot & Bekah Rowe

Elliot and Bekah got married to each other last year. They are responsible for heading up our Youth Ministry.


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Pete Jackson

Pete is the Senior Minister of Christ Church Walkley and the Chair of the Christ Church Stockport Trust. 

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Catriona Senior

Cat is a committee member of the Northern Women’s Convention and Co-Host of the Plumb Line Podcast. 

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Sam Ward

Sam is Director of Ministry at The Message Trust. Sam has played a crucial role in planting Eden teams across the UK and beyond.

AMiE Bishop

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Andy Lines

Andy is the AMiE Bishop who is responsible for AMiE ministers across the UK and Western Europe.