Associate Teaching Staff

The academic staff at Bristol are complemented by a team of associate lecturers including scholars, practitioners and experts in their field involved in mission and ministry in the UK and elsewhere. Those who have taught recently include:

Richard Passmore
Richard Passmore heads up StreetSpace and Church on the edge for FYT, helping local projects engage young people in the community and collapse the gap between mission and church. He is recognised as a leading voice on detached youth work and undertakes a variety of training, including detached work training for both faith based agencies and local authorities. He writes regularly for a variety of magazines, journals and books as well as for a co-operative blog called Sunday Papers which goes some way to explain the journey around church he is on. Richard teaches a module on detached youthwork.


Revd Nigel Coles

Nigel is the West of England Baptist Association team leader. After training for Baptist ministry at Spurgeon's College, he spent five years as the Assistant Minister of North Cheam Baptist Church. From there he moved  to Counterslip Baptist Church in Bristol for just under ten years before being asked to become Area Superintendent for what was then the Western Area prior to the formation of WEBA.
He sees his role as helping Churches discover their own answers to questions such as: Where do we go from here? How do we take the next step? How do we get out of this mess? How might we begin to connect with our community? Where can we find a decent Minister? What does fruitful mission look like? How can we develop the reality of being a team?  He is frequently amazed that he has the privilege to engage with Churches at turning points as they find their place in the mission of God.