Church Planting Working Group

One of the parts of the East Anglia Gospel Partnership is the church planting team. We are made up of members of the Partnership who have experience planting churches – from Anglican and free church backgrounds, in urban, suburban and rural settings using different models.
Our aims are:

  1. To help churches plan and pray through the planting of new churches.
  2. To encourage planting in the gospel gaps – the parts of our region where we don’t know of a gospel teaching church within easy reach of people who live there.

How can we help you?

Church planting mornings/evenings

These are an introduction to the idea of church planting. We will look at the biblical reasons for planting churches, different models of church planting and where to go from here. We can come to run a Saturday morning or an evening event for your church or a local gathering of churches. This is a good way to begin thinking about planting.

Church planting consultation

If you are beginning to consider a church plant, you may as well learn from our mistakes! We can meet with you, your leadership team or the whole church to offer advice and resources that might help.

The team

Here are the members of the church planting team. If you think any of us would be particularly able to help you, let us know.

Graham Beynon (
Graham leads Grace Church which was a joint from plant from Eden and Rock Baptist Churches in Cambridge. Grace Church started in 2012 in the north suburbs of Cambridge. Previously Graham led Avenue Community Church, a plant in Leicester.

Tim Chapman (
Tim leads Christ Church South Cambs an Anglican Church plant begun in 2006. Tim spent 6 years soldiering in the British Army before training for Christian Ministry. He enjoys paragliding and triathlons.

John Hindley (
Felicity and John moved to Norfolk in September 2009 to partner with Surrey Chapel, Norwich to plant a church in Wroxham/Hoveton. BroadGrace began May 2010. Previously they were church planting in Manchester.

Al MacInnes (
Al leads Hope Community Church which serves Cherry Hinton, Teversham and Fulbourn to the east of Cambridge. Hope is a plant from Rock Baptist Church where Al served as Church Evangelist. Prior to this he worked as a school teacher and then with the Christian Union Movement, UCCF.

Contacting us

To find out more or to arrange for a church planting morning/evening or for consultancy, contact John Hindley at or 01603 737974