About Us

Get to know us better

At Ivy Church we are all about Jesus. We want to help people find their way back to God and become followers of Jesus, disciples who then share the good news with others so that they become disciples too.

You are always welcome at Ivy.
Wherever you are in your faith journey, we’d love you to join us.

As a church we are:

Outward-looking

We are focussed on those who are finding their way back to God.

Adventurous

We will take risks for God and step into unknown things in obedience to his call.

Relevant

We want everything we say and do to be relevant, authentic and accessible.

Confident

We are confident in God that he will lead us forward, step by step, whatever the circumstances.

Welcoming

We extend an invitation to everyone, whatever their background and whatever their needs.

Empowering

We want to enable God's power to be released through God's people to equip us to be all that God has made us to be.

Further reading

Ladybridge Connect logo

A missional opportunity of a sporting and community facility at the heart of Cheadle Hulme

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Discipleship Pathway

We have highlighted 5 key areas in our walk with God which cover different aspects of being a disciple who disciples others.

Discover

How can we discover people far from God and help them discover Jesus?

Deliver

How can we lead others into a life following Jesus?

Devote

How can we help others be devoted to God in community, the bible, worship?

Develop

How can we develop others?

Deploy

How can we send people out to be disciples who make disciples?

Get to know the team

We are led by a team of staff and elders, a group of leaders with varied ministry gifts,
who together are responsible for the spiritual health and direction of the church.

Staff Team

Aidan Moss
CAP Debt Coach
Aidan Moss

"Under the umbrella of the Christians Against Poverty charity I help encourage, support and coach people face-to-face, to work through their debt difficulties and journey towards better financial security."

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Anthony Delaney
Senior Leader and Elder
Anthony Delaney

"I use my leadership gifts to equip others to make the most of theirs."

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Catherine Proudman
Central Support Team Leader
Catherine Proudman

"I’m here to help put plans into action! Within this I oversee the operations, finance and HR elements of all things Ivy."

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Chris Jackson
Ivy Kids 0 - 7’s Team Leader
Chris Jackson

"As the 0-7s Kids team leader I help families disciple their children and oversee the activities for younger children."

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Danny Baker
Ladybridge Connect Centre Manager
Danny Baker

"I lead the day to day management of the Ladybridge Connect partnership, its site, buildings and the Ivy Café."

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Emma Jeffery
LAUNCH & E.A. to Senior Leader
Emma Jeffery

"I help global leaders to think about healthy church multiplication through impacting events and assist Anthony as a local and international leader."

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Gail Jackson
CAP Centre Manager
Gail Jackson

"I can mainly be found in homes around South Manchester offering free debt help. I am passionate about seeing people set free from debt and all of the pressures that it brings."

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Gemma Tuson
Ivy Youth Assistant Team Leader
Gemma Tuson

"It is an absolute privilege to be able to walk alongside our young people as they discover Jesus for themselves. With a background in mental health support I am also available to give the help and care they need."

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Hannah Bettany
Deliver Team Leader
Hannah Bettany

"Currently on Maternity Leave"

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Holly Heap
Ivy Kids 7 - 12’s Team Leader
Holly Heap

"I oversee Ivy Kids ministry and my main focus is to work closely with Kids and Youth leaders and Ivy families to inspire, equip and support parents and carers as they seek to disciple their children."

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Joel Delaney
E.A. to Senior Leader
Joel Delaney

"I provide support to Anthony as well as supporting leadership development and church multiplication events for church leaders and individuals."

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Lisa Lee
Devote Team Leader
Lisa Lee

"I help to lead people in being wholehearted, devoted worshippers of Jesus Christ in their everyday lives."

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Lorna Lindsay
WTC Manchester Hub Director
Lorna Lindsay

"I coordinate the Hub, an effective worshipping and learning community, including communications, catalysing local student recruitment and delivery of WTC content on Hub evenings."

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Louise Yuill
Develop Team Leader
Louise Yuill

"I head up leadership development across all of Ivy's different ministries."

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Luke Anthony
Ivy Youth Team Leader
Luke Anthony

"I not only have the best job in the church but the best job in the world! My main roles include helping to disciple 11-18 year olds, developing youth leaders and overseeing our midweek and Sunday programs."

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Mike Ledger
Central Support Finance Assistant
Mike Ledger

"I process all of Ivy Church’s income and expenditure in accordance with biblical principles and government regulations."

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Ruth Pearce
Central Support Manager
Ruth Pearce

"I work with all of our team and ministries to support their events and communications, as well as looking after our office and the Didsbury building. I love being organised!"

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Steve Small
Deploy Team Leader
Steve Small

"I work with our partners and help everyone at Ivy to be engaged in action for the Kingdom out in the world, on mission, making disciples2"

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Tim Burr
Discover Team Leader
Tim Burr

"I lead us as a church to DISCOVER people far from God and help them DISCOVER Jesus, as well as equipping you to help people DISCOVER Jesus whoever you are, wherever you are, every single day!"

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Elder Team

Andrew Skae
Andrew Skae
Andy Lee
Andy Lee
Jane Edwards
Jane Edwards
Joyce Gbeleyi
Joyce Gbeleyi
Michelle Bucknor
Michelle Bucknor