Our Champions

In December 2016, then Churches Together leader Nigel Hemming set out his vision for the role of Churches Together Champions, speaking out on different issues and co-ordinating with the activities of local churches. This vision has now become a reality with champions appointed in several areas.

Prayer

In Prayer, Dorothy Nel is co-ordinating local church efforts to pray together and in imaginative and creative ways.  Dorothy is a member of Christ Church and involved in our regular Churches Together Intercessory Prayer Meetings.

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Homelessness and Debt 

We are currently looking for a new champion to help those facing Homelessness and Debt.

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Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Families

Our Champion for Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Families seeks to connect the efforts different churches make to help those in need. If you would like to take up the challenge of working with this community, let us know.

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Anti-Trafficking and Slavery

This active prayer and support group is lead by Edward and Catherine Law and Dave van Vuuren from Winchester Vineyard Church.

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Climate Justice

Our Champion for Climate Justice is Jo Crocker who is connected in with local groups such Winacc and Friends of the Earth.  She represents Winchester Churches at National conferences and shares and encourages local churches to do more to combat Climate Change.

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Business

Philip Tutt-Leppard is our Champion for Business, working with business owners to transform the business culture across the city.

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Refugees

Jo Pellatt is our Champion for Refugees and has been involved in considerable activity working with local churches both to provide support for refugees who have come to the area and to raise money and support for the care of those reaching the borders of Europe right now.

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Older People

Our champion for older people seeks to encourage awareness and understanding of the myriad (and often confusing) range of support services and benefits that are available to senior citizens.

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