Nigel Rooms, who was ordained in the Anglican Church in 1990, joined the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham in 2002 after working for the Anglican Church in Tanzania for seven years. He brings with him a wealth of experience gained through working in many facets of lay and ordained training and development, cross-cultural ministry and mission, and theological education and practical theology.
In his role with Southwell and Nottingham diocese Nigel was an enthusiastic advocate for the PMC process. He said, “I’m delighted to land in CMS, an organisation that understands mission after Christendom. I look forward to growing missional churches with them.”
In his time as director of ministry and mission for the diocese, Nigel led pilot PMC clusters in Southwell and Nottingham, and Leicester dioceses. Another 45+ congregations across the dioceses of Southwell and Nottingham, Leicester, Oxford and Durham, have begun the process and set out on the Partnership for Missional Church journey. The longer term goal is to have PMC clusters running in many more UK dioceses and denominations.
CMS has joined with Church Innovations to develop Partnership for Missional Church, which is a three year process of spiritual reflection, transformation and engagement. The process is designed to challenge the way the Church thinks about and responds to mission in post-Christian Britain. PMC will enable the Church to be an engaging, effective, inspiring and flourishing body in tune with God’s dreams and desires for local communities, encouraging congregations to work with local community partners to make those dreams a reality.
Nigel lives in Nottingham and is married to Karen, also an Anglican priest in Nottingham, and they have two grown up sons.