David Lucas


Clive Billerness





Martin Sewell

David Lucas is the founder of the Ordinary Office , Dve says that several hundred of their over 21000 Twitter followers are survivors of various forms of abuse within church settings, most of whom are now too traumatised to re enter a church building let alone become part of an onsite Christian community. Church has failed them and is then in denial about the situation. Part of the role of the Ordinary Office is to stand by these people, to be virtual church for them for as long as they need. The Ordinary OPffice is very often being left to pick up the pieces of the damage on site church has cause


Clive Billenness is a Lay Member of the General Synod of the Church of England where he is one the representatives of the Diocese in Europe. A retired international auditor and project manager, Clive is an elected member of the Audit Committee of the C of E Archbishops’ Council.
Clive is a retired Licensed Lay Minister in the C of E and is now an active member of the Ministry Team of an English-speaking online Church in France, ECO – the Ecumenical Church of Occitanie, for whom he is the Treasurer. He is also an Associate Member of the Iona Community. Clive is an active campaigner for better safeguarding arrangements in churches and is a founder member of an academic research group – ABEL, which publishes research about bullying in churches.


Martin is a retired solicitor and member of the House of Laity of the General Synod representing the Rochester Diocese. He currently holds the Bishop’s Permission to Officiate as a Reader having originally been licensed in 1987.

He originally sought election to Synod to argue for Transparency and Accountability, and was elected in 2015, briefly referencing his professional experience as a Child Protection Lawyer, he was a member of the specialist Law Society Children Panel since its inception. Since retirement he has dedicated himself to advocating for due process for all persons affected by bad Safeguarding process within the Church and has built up a wide network of trusted colleagues inside and outside the Church who support him in his work