connecting children
  with faith, hope & love



Rt Rev Paul Bayes Bishop of Liverpool   Rt Revd Dr Michael Beasley   Cllr Sharon Taylor   Stephen McPartland MP

 Rt Rev Paul Bayes
Bishop of Liverpool


Rt Rev Dr Michael Beasley
Bishop of Hertford

  Cllr Sharon Taylor OBE   Stephen McPartland MP


Image of Rev Don Dowling   Image of Rev Steven Cooper   Image of Jo Simson
Rev Don Dowling (Chair)    Rev Duncan Campbell         Jo Simson


Rev Richard Byass
Rev Richard Byass

Honorary Director 

Image of Peter Gordon        
 Peter Gordon        

Project Teams 

Image of John Forster   Image of Tracy Plumpton   Image of Alex Horlock
John Forster
MAPS Project Manager                  
  Mandy Branders
MAPS Assistant Project Manager
  Alex Horlock
ExploRE Project Manager
Image of Janice Hawketts   Image of Steph Knell   Amanda Bryant
Janice Hawketts
Finance & IT Manager
  Steph Knell
Administration Manager

Amanda Bryant
Administrator (Remote)

Image of Inga Voss        
Inga Voss        
Project Leader - ExploRE Journeys        


Bridge Builders Christian Trust currently employs 6 part time staff.  Not only are we supported by a team of 20 volunteers who give their time, skills and resources each year, but also over 100 volunteers from partnering churches support our projects around town to ensure that all of our projects are delivered to the highest standard.

Jo Simson & Matt Chris Simson

Jo & Chris are volunteers on an assembly team. The pictures show them just after a "performance" and the reason why they do it? Here is what Jo said:

"As a Christian and keen amateur Thespian, I was very attracted when an invitation from Bridge Builders Christian Trust came out of the blue to join the Assembly Drama Tour. I’d always wanted to go ‘on the road’ with something dramatic, and I loved working with children.  That was back in 2005. Still here, now involved in writing as well as performing, and when my husband retired last year I brought him on board, too."

and Chris, why do you volunteer for Bridge Builders?

"I enjoy having the opportunity to bring the love of Jesus to children through drama.  Most are gratifyingly responsive to our message.  I feel it’s a privilege to be able to do this – and fun."



Our core values are:

Creating community

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