The Pioneer Exchange


‘The Pioneer Exchange’ will provide an exciting opportunity for six enthusiastic individuals to explore pioneer ministry within a programme of tailored learning and by working in local ‘Blended Economy’ parish contexts that have both traditional and Fresh Expression of Church, within the Diocese of Ely.

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What's Happening?

We are hosting a recruitment day on 25th April 2017 10am -2pm at the Diocesan offices, Bishop Woodford House, Ely.

This will be an opportunity for potential applicants to meet the project team, hear about the placements, and to ask questions. To book in for this event email

If you would like to find out more please visit or call 01353 652714 to speak to Ed Olsworth-Peter or Rachael Heffer.

What they say

"It’s great to be offering this new pathway for exploring vocation. We believe that pioneer partners will fast become an important new community within the life of the Diocese". Peter Wood, Director of Mission, Diocese of Ely.
"We have an exciting vision to grow the culture of pioneer ministry within the Diocese of Ely. The Pioneer Exchange provides a great opportunity for both parishes and individuals to explore new ways of being church within these communities". Ed Olsworth-Peter, Adviser for Fresh Expressions of Church and Young Adults, Diocese of Ely.

We are thrilled to launch The Pioneer Exchange programme, believing it will provide rich and varied experiences in a wide variety of Youth-focused or general ministry opportunities, as well as having the stimulus of a varied training programme and vocational coaching. Rachael Heffer, Youth Adviser, Diocese of Ely.