Gavin Wakefield is the Director of Training for Missional Ministry for the Diocese of York, where he leads the Diocesan Training Team in its work of developing the formation of lay and clergy people. Currently he is also an external supervisor on the Durham Doctor of Theology and Ministry programme. His previous role was at Cranmer Hall for over 10 years, as Deputy Warden and the mission tutor. Before that he was in parish ministry in the dioceses of Sheffield and Chelmsford, including a spell church planting in a former mining area. Other roles include being a co-opted members of the Council for Christian Unity (a Church of England body connecting with other denominations), and on the reference group for the Research and Statistical Department of the Church of England. (Gavin was a mathematician in a former life!)
His academic interests are mainly in the area of missiology and include knotty issues in evangelism, the origins of Pentecostalism in the UK, and the development of mission in the north east of England. His recent publications include editing and contributing to Northern Gospel, Northern Church
Reflections on Identity and Mission (https://www.sacristy.co.uk/books/ministry-resources/northern-church-identity-mission# ) and the Grove booklets Doing Evangelism Ethically (https://grovebooks.co.uk/collections/evangelism/products/ev-108-doing-evangelism-ethically ) and The Wise Pastor: Learning from Gregory the Great’s “Pastoral Rule” (https://grovebooks.co.uk/collections/pastoral/products/p-140-the-wise-pastor-learning-from-gregory-the-great-s-pastoral-rule ).