We welcome the Head of Strategy and Development for the Church Commissioners to a tour of our Changing Market Towns work

Pictured Left-Right: Philip James and Hugh McCurdy, Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech, visiting the Oxmoor Estate in Huntingdon, one of the areas of focus for the Changing Market Towns project. (Click to enlarge)

Pictured Left-Right: Philip James and Hugh McCurdy, Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech, visiting the Oxmoor Estate in Huntingdon, one of the areas of focus for the Changing Market Towns project.


Posted on Friday 23 August 2019
On Thursday (22nd August), the Diocese of Ely was delighted to welcome Philip James, Head of Strategy and Development for the Church Commissioners, to tour some of the areas impacted by the work of our Changing Market Towns project.

The day took in areas from Huntingdon, Wisbech and Littleport, and included visits to see the Christian Youth Work programme ‘Thrive’ in Huntingdon, the Wisbech Learning Community in Wisbech and an update on how the project is progressing in Littleport.

Mike Booker, Bishop’s Officer for Changing Market Towns, said of the day; “I was personally inspired to hear more about what is happening in each town, but even more so by the sense of growing excitement at what God is doing in each location in and through the Changing Market Towns project”.

Diocesan colleagues accompanying Philip James on the Changing Market Towns tour were also delighted to have heard him describe what he saw as “inspiring” and adding “marvellous people doing exceptionally difficult stuff”.