Associate Staff

Revd Tiffany-Alice Ewins
Associate Tutor

Revd Tiffany-Alice Ewins is an Associate Tutor at St Mellitus College. She is also a priest in the Southwark Diocese. Tif read Theology at Oxford, was trained for ordination at St Mellitus College, and has a Masters in Theology Politics and Faith Based Organisations from King’s College London. She was ordained deacon in 2013, priest in 2014 and served her curacy at St Paul’s Brixton. She is an active supporter of International Justice Mission and is interested in the work of Citizens UK as a way for churches to better love their neighbours. Tif’s vocation also centres on her four children aged 13, 11, 8 and 5 and her husband, James who is a family law QC and an abolitionist.

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The Very Revd Nicholas Henshall
Associate Tutor

Revd Nicholas Henshall is the Dean of Chelmsford. He was born and grew up in Manchester. After nine years as a student in Athens, Oxford and Rome he was ordained deacon in 1988 (priest in 1989). He served his curacy in a Northumbrian mining town, and was then vicar of an extreme inner-city parish in Newcastle for ten years. Nicholas then served for six years on the staff of Derby Cathedral, where he also worked for BBC Radio Derby. He became vicar of Christ Church, Harrogate in 2008, where much of the work focussed on managing change in a large church and building new community networks. During his last year there he was also acting Archdeacon of Richmond. He came to Chelmsford in February 2014. As Dean, he leads the Cathedral community and exercise a ministry across Essex and East London. Nicholas has a strong liturgical background, with particular interests in renewing daily prayer. He is a regular guest presenter on BBC Essex and writes regularly for the Roman Catholic weekly The Tablet. Nicholas is married to Christine, who is an English teacher, and they have three grown up children.

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Revd Ian Parkinson
Visiting Lecturer

Revd Canon Ian Parkinson is Visiting Lecturer in Professional Practice at St Mellitus College and teaches on the MA in Christian Leadership at the North West Centre. After studying Law at the University of Durham, he trained for ordination in Oxford and has a degree in theology from London University. Ian has been involved in Church Leadership for more than thirty years and has a wide experience of growing local churches in a variety of different contexts as well as overseeing church planting initiatives. Ian is New Wine Regional Director for the North of England, and has an extensive ministry in mentoring and coaching younger and emerging leaders. Ian works at CPAS. He is married to Nadine, who works for Tear Fund, and they have three adult children. He loves to relax by playing cricket, walking, reading, gardening and cooking.

Revd Jess Swift
Associate Tutor

Revd Jess Swift is Associate Tutor at St Mellitus College. She is also the Associate Vicar at St Andrew's Church, in the Barnsbury Team in Islington. This has been the perfect place to develop her passion and interest in collaborative, inner city ministry.  Jess is originally from the East Coast of Canada and did her first degree in Forestry and Environmental Management.  She trained for ordination at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.  She has been living and ministering in the East of London for fifteen years.  She is also the Dean of Women's Ministry in Stepney.  Jess is committed to the encouragement and development of all vocations, and most recently has been considering the shape of female entrepreneurial leadership in the church.  Jess loves living in London, bouncing on the trampoline with her godsons, and a good cocktail.

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