Meet the Chair of Trustees (and alumni): Jonathan

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The Revd Jonathan Croucher is Vicar at Christ Church Gipsy Hill in London, and Area Dean of Lambeth South in the Diocese of Southwark. He has been on the Board of Trustees for St Augustine’s College of Theology since 2013, and is the current Chair. We talked to him about his role. My career began in the law, and I became partner specialising in employment law in the City law firm which I joined after graduating from University. I’d been exploring my call to ordained ministry since I was 18, though, and in 2000 went…

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Meet the Trustee: Andrew

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Andrew Strawson is a retired Health and Safety professional, who has been on the on the Board of Trustees for St Augustine’s College of Theology since 2013 as Company Secretary. We talked to him about his background and his role as trustee. I’ve been married for 40 years, with two sons and two grandchildren, and my wife and I relocated from London to Gloucestershire last year to be near our older son and his family. Before I retired, I spent 35 years working in health and safety, much of that as an inspector for the…

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Meet the alumna: Daphne

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Daphne Clifton is an Executive Coach, Associate Speaker for the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity and former student of St Augustine’s, ordained in 2017. She has been on the Board of Trustees for St Augustine’s College of Theology since 2019, and we talked to her about her role. I’m an Executive Coach, with over 25 years’ experience in media, sales and marketing. I bring that experience to many high achievers in the private and public sector clients to help them reach, and exceed, their goals. I love coaching, and I like to say that I…

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Meet the Trustee: Rebecca

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The Revd Canon Rebecca Swyer is Director for Apostolic Life in the Diocese of Chichester. She has been on the Board of Trustees for St Augustine’s College of Theology, since 2010. We talked to her about her role. I was ordained in 1991, and am a Deacon. Some of my work has been in a Parish, but I’ve also spent a lot of my working life in education, including working in a university before taking up a post initially as Ministry Development Officer in the Diocese of Chichester, but now as Director for Apostolic Life.…

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Meet the Trustee: John

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The Revd John Irwin is a former student of St Augustine’s, ordained Deacon in 2019. He joined us as Trustee and Treasurer in 2019, and we asked him to tell us a bit about himself. I was ordained Deacon in 2019 after studying at St Augustine’s, and I am currently Assistant Curate at St Michael and All Angels London Fields. I am self-supporting but, like most curates, I lead and assist with services, share responsibility for pastoral care, work with our youth and children’s team and help the vicar with the responsibilities of parish management.…

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