Ministry Team

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Ed Pennington


Ed became a Christian as a teenager, and has never looked back. After university, he worked as a geologist for a few years before training to be a Church minister. He then worked in churches in Northampton and Fulwood, before starting at Christ Church Endcliffe. He is married to Helen, and they have three children, Emma, Jonathan and Sophie.

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Rob Bridgewater

Associate Minister

Rob is married to Caroline and they have three daughters, Lottie, Rosie and Lucy; Rob began his life with Jesus when he was a student in Sheffield. Until he left to train as a minister in London, he worked with an advisory firm to assist corporate pension funds. Following training, he enjoyed three years working for a church in Chapeltown before moving to Christ Church Endcliffe. He is a great cycling fan - all his daughters watched the Tour De France before they could walk.

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Ben Tanner


Ben joined us in July 2019 as curate, Ben describes his role as “a vicar with ‘L-Plates’ on” and is particularly excited about opening up the Bible with people and seeing lives (his and theirs) changed by the God we meet there. Ben is married to Rachel and they have three kids. When Ben’s not running around after children, you may still find him running - apparently he finds it fun!

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Sarah Bradley

Children’s Worker

Sarah grew up in Sheffield, but has lived in Birmingham, Liverpool and London before returning to her roots. When she’s not in the office Sarah enjoys being a mum to her own children, watching 90's US sitcoms and dancing round the kitchen. She became a Christian as a child and has a passion to encourage children to love and follow the Lord Jesus. 

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Mikey Gilmour


Mikey grew up in Derbyshire, Whaley Bridge. He was saved by Jesus at 10 and has been following him since. He worked at the Oakes for 6 months before the first lockdown which cut his year short sadly. Mikey loves the Bible, cricket and almost any youth group game (spikeball and foursquare being particular favourite). You can also find him on his Xbox. He is excited to grow in Christ and be around people as they do the same!

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Tom Hooper


Tom became a Christian in his first year of uni at Northumbria, when someone asked if he fancied reading the Bible with them. Lo! and behold, the Lord worked. Before uni, Tom spent one wild gap yah working in his local Argos store. After uni, he enjoyed a year working with students of the Sheffield University Christian Union. Once never seen out of a collared shirt, Tom is now more than comfortable in t-shirts and shamelessly Reebok trackie bottoms (other brands are available).

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Anna Fantham

Church Administrator

Anna started as our Church Administrator in July 2019, having attended CCE while studying music at Sheffield University. She started following Christ as a teenager and has delighted in growing in knowledge and love of Jesus while living in far-flung locations, such as Bristol, Tanzania, Gambia and Essex. She loves spending time with friends, cooking up a storm with her husband and pretending that her plants haven’t died.