Revd Paul Bradbury
Paul is an ordained pioneer minister in the Church of England, based in Poole, Dorset. He is the founder and leader of Poole Missional Communities which plays host to a number of fresh expressions of church and pioneer mission initiatives.
Until recently Paul worked for Church Mission Society supporting and enabling pioneers across the south of England. Whilst in this role he jointly authored an article describing the ‘pioneer spectrum’ which has since become popular template for Dioceses in their development of pioneer ministry. He is an associate tutor with Sarum College, CMS & RCC Cuddesdon
Paul studied biochemistry at Cambridge, has an MA in Urban Policy and a BA in Theology from the University of Bristol. He has published two books reflecting on his experience as a pioneer, most recently ‘Home By Another Route’ (BRF 2019). He is currently studying for a DTh with the University of Roehampton exploring the connections between emergence and the ecclesiology of pioneers.
He is married to Emily, with two grown up children. He enjoys running, birdwatching, foraging and brewing, though not necessarily in that order.