We're really thrilled to be welcoming Josh Richard back to St John's to join our team for the coming year. Josh spent a month with us back in 2014 as a Jellicoe Intern, and having graduated this summer from Oxford University, felt called back to London to be involved in work with church and politics.
The Buxton Leadership programme is run by our good friends, the Centre for Theology & Community, and gives participants an opportunity to work part-time with a local church enabling church-based community organising, and part-time in the Houses of Parliament, usually working for an MP.
Josh will be working part-time from November with Rt Revd Paul Butler, the Bishop of Durham, in the House of Lords, and the rest of his time will be based at St John's helping us to use the tools of community organising to help develop leaders within our congregation as well as working with Caitlin Burbridge to develop local community organising: 'Hoxton Citizens'.
Josh will be getting in touch with may members of our congregation to get to know us, so please be friendly when he emails or phones! If you want to get in touch with him directly, you can email him here.