The St Cedd Centre will provide an environment for the identification, training and support of lay pioneer missionaries, who will be authorised to minister in their communities. Lay pioneers will learn as “apprentices” through reflective practice on actual pioneering initiatives based on their passions. The Church Mission Society will provide teaching on mission spirituality, church in mission and context. This will be applied to the various initiatives through learning sets with a pioneer mentor.

The Centre is based at The Church of the Good Shepherd, Collier Row as an overflow of the local mission taking place there. Our inspiration is St Cedd himself who in the 7th Century was a missionary to the East Saxon people.

If you would like to receive regular information with regards to the St Cedd Centre for Pioneer Mission or have any questions please contact Belinda Ngugius by email at

Download an Introduction to Authorised Lay Pioneering