Chairman: Venerable Christopher Cunliffe
After six years of Modern History at Christ Church, Oxford, Christopher Cunliffe migrated to Cambridge to read Theology and train for ordination. After job-sharing a curacy with his wife, Helen, in Chesterfield, he returned to Oxford as Chaplain of Lincoln (1985-9). This was followed by another chaplaincy in London before becoming an ecclesiastical civil servant, working for the national church in the area of clergy recruitment and selection and then Director of Ministry in the Diocese of London. After an interlude as a Bishop’s Chaplain, he became Archdeacon of Derby in 2006. He has tried to keep up with academic interests during this time, and through chairing MANNA (Mozambique and Angola Anglican Association) has a strong interest in the church in those countries, acting as a Commissary for the Bishop of Angola. He has visited Mozambique once, and Angola three times. In his spare time Christopher enjoys music, reading (especially fiction and poetry), walking, African history and culture, particularly Angola and Mozambique, and fly-fishing.