What is Plant Anglican?
Welcome to the Anglican Communion Church Planting Network or ‘Plant Anglican’ for short! We are a global network of men and women within, or associated with the Anglican Communion. We are united in our passion to see new churches planted in every global community to reach new people with the good news of Jesus Christ!
What We Do
The primary aim of Plant Anglican is to be a resource that encourages fellow church planters to be as effective as possible at planting churches in their own contexts. We share a call from God to learn from each other and inspire one another to see God’s Kingdom expand to previously unreached areas, and flourish where His Church is already at work.
Members of the network receive:
- a newsletter delivered to your inbox to inspire, encourage and equip you in church planting
- regular new content on this website including stories, resources, training, and strategies for church planting
- access to an online webinar programme to equip church planters.
And coming soon, a portal to connect with church planting coaches for those needing support.
What Needs to Happen Next
- Share these stories and resources widely so that new and established church planters can be equipped in their work.
- Tell us your stories so that the whole Communion can learn from your experiences and rejoice at what God is doing!
- Encourage others to join the network too.
With thanks for our partnership in the Gospel,
The Plant Anglican Steering Group – read below to find out more about us.
Héctor Tito Zavala Muñoz is the first Anglican Archbishop of Chile, in the Province of Chile, inaugurated in 2018. He is a strong advocate of church planting and was invited by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Anglican Consultative Council to lead the Anglican Communion Church Planting Network. He is married to Miriam and they have three adult children.
Elizabeth Awut Ngor is Assistant Bishop of Rumbek Diocese, South Sudan, and the first Female Bishop in East Africa. She oversees church planting in the province, working closely with Archbishop Dr. Justin Bade Arama and Archbishop Alpayo Manyang. Elizabeth planted her first church in Abyei, South Sudan, in 1992, and continued to plant other churches in Nyala, Western Sudan in 2002 and in Kampala, Uganda in 2007, with the help of a few friends and open-minded women in a residential area of the city called Ntinda. Elizabeth is married and a mother of five.
Dr. Winfield Bevins is Director of Church Planting at Asbury Theological Seminary. He has a passion to equip others for mission in a post- Christendom context. As a seasoned practitioner, he has helped plant churches and has been instrumental in launching several church planting networks, including the Asbury Church Planting Connection. He has trained leaders from around the world and frequently speaks at conferences, churches, and seminaries on a variety of topics. He is the author of several books including Church Planting Revolution and Marks of a Movement.
Arthur Copeman is the Archdeacon of the Diocese of Newcastle in Australia. He heads up a parish ministry in Newcastle, known as All Saints ANeW, which grew out of a church plant. Arthur is a member of the Anglican Consultative Council and the Executive of the General Synod in Australia. Arthur is married to Anabelle and they have three adult children. When not engaged in ministry Arthur is usually found on his bicycle exploring the countryside around the city in which he lives.
Given Gaula is the Bishop of the missionary Diocese of Kondoa, Tanzania. Its population of 600,000 is a mainly Muslim context where the main work is Evangelism to help people know Jesus as Lord and Saviour. He sees the main task is to plant churches in this part of Tanzania. Recently the diocese has grown from 7000 to 25,000, from 70 to 131 congregations, from 19 to 43 parishes. Bishop Given says, “I believe that it is only through evangelism and the planting of churches that the Anglican Church can grow. Let us take Evangelism and Church planting seriously so that the church can grow!”
Daniel Gutiérrez was appointed as Bishop of Pennsylvania in the US Episcopal Church in 2016. He comes from New Mexico where he worked for over two decades in public service as chief of staff to the Mayor of Albuquerque and Director of Economic Development. After ordination, he used his skills and passion to rebuild and grow churches in the Diocese of Rio Grande. Since becoming bishop, he has developed diocesan structures to be more efficient and effective for mission and ministry and deeply believes in the strength and faith of the people of the diocese living as the Body of Christ. He is married to Suzanne and they have a grown up son and lots of interesting pets.
Moon Hing is the Bishop of West Malaysia, and formerly the Archbishop of South East Asia till February 2020. He is a missioner and church planter. During his tenure as the Vicar of St Peter’s Ipoh, he planted 11 urban congregations and 39 rural congregations over a period of 20 years. Some of them have become parishes, a few have closed down, while others are still striving as mission churches. He founded Anglican Village Ministries (AVM) which looks after all the rural village churches including the churches in the native heartland. As the Bishop, he has continued to encourage and support planting another 50 new churches and has raised up 130 new clergy, deaconesses and evangelists in the diocese over the last 13 years.
Fraser Mzungu is a parish priest in the Diocese of Niassa in Mozambique and has a passion for Jesus to be preached to all people in every culture and society. He has worked as an Anchor and Church Mobilization Coordinator in World Vision and Eagles Relief, for 11 and 4 years respectively. He was involved in youth ministry for more than 20 years in evangelizing and discipling students in Secondary Schools and Colleges from different denominations. He has been involved in Church Planting for the Anglican Church and has supported other Pentecostal churches to get established. Currently Fraser is the Priest of Chiulukuti Anglican Parish in the Diocese of Niassa. Fraser is married to Fortune and has 3 children.
Paul Siaki is an Anglican priest in Johannesburg, South Africa and has been involved in planting three churches, including Church Unusual. He is Chairman of the Church Growth Portfolio of the Anglican Diocese of Johannesburg and on the Board of Growing the Church South Africa. He helped set up Fresh Expressions in South Africa and is the author of Becoming Church Unusual; a book of exposure and vision-casting for Fresh Expression church planting. Paul coordinates multiple disciple-making movement training courses throughout Southern Africa. He is a full-time missionary with OC Africa in the areas of church planting, leadership training, mission mobilization and city-reaching initiatives. Paul has a DMiss from Biola University. He is married to Barbara and has three children.
Mary Stallard is the Assistant Bishop in Bangor in the Church in Wales – a bilingual and disestablished sister province of the Church of England. She has worked in parish ministry, in theological education and in selection and formation for ministry. She has been a Bishop’s chaplain and was Co-Director of a Centre for Religious Education and Faith Development, a school chaplain at Wales’ only Catholic and Anglican High School in Wrexham and most recently Archdeacon of Bangor. Mary also contributes to religious broadcasting in Wales and across the UK with the BBC.
Ric Thorpe is the Vice-Chair of the Anglican Church Planting Network. He was appointed Bishop of Islington in 2015 to oversee London Diocese’s church planting work and to serve dioceses nationally with church planting in England. He is director of the Gregory Centre for Church Multiplication which offers church planting training and support. Ric is also chair of Fresh Expressions Ltd and the Gratitude Initiative. He has a doctorate from Asbury Theological Seminary and is tutor in church planting at St Mellitus College, London. Ric and his wife Louie served at Holy Trinity Brompton and from there, planted several churches in East London. Ric previously trained as a chemical engineer and worked in marketing with Unilever. Ric and Louie have three children.
Plant Anglican Editorial Team
Kerry Loughran is Plant Anglican’s writer and editor. Kerry is a Senior Creative Producer who comes to us with a background in the world of immersive experiences, events and content production. Her career has been an adventure, beginning in New York where she was planning tours for Oprah Winfrey and eventually took her to London where she created a bedroom out of chocolate in Paris. Having seen the power of testimony, Kerry adores reading and sharing about the incredible miracles God is doing. Kerry enjoys the privilege of being a part of encouraging and equipping church planters. She also produces tribute videos, high-profile corporate events and is working on a theatre project. She lives in London and is engaged to a lovely gentleman named Marcin.
Fr Valmor, our Portuguese translator, is the Vicar of Saint Joseph the Worker Parish Church – Northolt, in the Diocese of London. With a degree in Philosophy and Bachelors of Theology and Postgraduate in Missiology, Fr Valmor has written several works and also speaks on motivation and coaching. He has a deep love for the growth of the Church.
Yannick, our French translator, came to London 6 months ago from Switzerland, with his wife Karell to develop their creative interests – Karell is dancing, and Yannick is working on his photography and electronic dance music. They are part of French Connect at St Barnabas Kensington church. There Yannick is volunteering on French Connect projects, such a new song that will gather French-speaking churches from around the world and will be released early 2022 (‘Alléluia – à notre Dieu’) and is also helping with the final stages of completing the French translation of the Bible in One Year app from Nicky & Pippa Gumbel.