Executive Committee

The Synod Executive Committee has a strategic role in drawing together the work of the various Synod Committees, preparing the Synod meetings, and monitoring the work of the Synod. It meets three times a year and consists of the following people:

Moderator - Revd Andrew Mills

AndrewMills Moderator

Andrew was invited to take up the role of Synod Moderator in September 2015, and was willing to respond to that call to share with others the wide ranging responsibilities for the life and witness of the churches across the Synod.

Within the breadth of the task Andrew sees the pastoral care of ministers and the support of congregations as a priority, in enabling both ministers and churches to fulfil their calling to a life of Christian work, worship and witness in local communities.

Andrew also represents the Synod at a regional (and national) level, particularly in ecumenical contexts where building relationships is key to a closer working together and a cooperation which strengthens our joint witness to Jesus Christ.

Andrew is married to Ruth, and they have 4 adult children Harriet (married to Tom), Amy, Elspeth and Esther. In addition the family seem to accumulate pets including 4 guinea pigs, 2 cats, one rabbit, and one dog called Ollie.

Treasurer - Revd John Piper


Trust Chair - Jean Mullineux

Jean Mullineux

As Convener of Synod Resources Committee and Chair of Trust it is Jean’s role to ensure that matters relating to property and finance are managed effectively and appropriately; and as Chair of the Trust Company to ensure it acts as Custodian Trustees for property and investments on behalf of the Synod and of the local churches.

Clerk - Revd Brian Jolly


Brian is currently a Minister serving at Altrincham URC and has also served in Stockport, Bolton and Blackburn.
As Synod Clerk, Brian is responsible for much of the administrative life of our Synod and, in particular, organising Synod meetings and Synod Executive Committee meetings. He has line management responsibilities for some of the office staff and works with the Officers and serve on the Executive and Resources Committees.

Convenor - Learning & Ministries
Revd Dr Lesley Husselbee

Convenor LesleyHusselbee

Mission Committee - Revd Stuart Nixon


Synod Pastoral Committee
Revd Brian Jolly

Convenor Brian Jolly

Cumbria Area Pastoral Committee
Revd Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore

Lancashire Area Pastoral Committee
Revd David Coaker

Dave Coaker

Central Area Pastoral Committee - 
Hazel Price


South Area Pastoral Committee - 
Angela Bogg

Angela Bogg

Synod Property Consultant - Revd Mike Aspinall


Co-opted Member - Mr John Rea


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