Our networkers champion the work of the charity and raise the profile of BeSpace in their local areas. They volunteer their time to build and support local ecumenical teams in their area to run prayer and reflection spaces in local schools and the wider community. They do this by connecting with local church staff and leaders and encouraging local congregational members to volunteer in prayer spaces. We currently have 4 networkers covering different geographical regions around Oxfordshire.
Nikki is our networker for Abingdon. Nikki is the youth worker at Abingdon Community Church. She spends a lot of her time mentoring students, running youth clubs and working with schools. Nikki was a volunteer in the very first prayer space that happened in Oxfordshire over 8 years ago!
Kirsty is our networker for Witney. She is employed as a Children and Families worker at St Mary’s Cogges in Witney. She has been involved with the annual prayer space at the Blake C of E primary school for the last 5 years and is excited about working with more schools and churches around Witney to enable children to have the amazing experience that a prayer and reflection space provides.
Elaine is our networker for Wantage and Grove. She lives in Wantage and worships at St John’s in Grove. She retired from primary teaching 3 years ago and has since become involved in prayer and reflection spaces in local primary and secondary schools. She is also a local school governor and helps to coordinate the local Foodbank. Elaine is excited to see a growth of prayer spaces in schools in the area.
Sara is our networker for Didcot. She lives in Didcot and worships at Didcot Baptist Church. She has been involved in prayer and reflection spaces around the town for a number of years and has coordinated the prayer space at Northbourne CE Primary school. Sara is a full time mum to three energetic boys, and when not running after them, spends her time volunteering with the local food bank and the local CAP debt Centre. She is also a governor at a local school.