Rt. Revd Colin Fletcher OBE- Bishop of Dorchester

“I am delighted to be the Patron of BeSpace. Time and again clergy and teachers tell me of the difference that prayer spaces are making to the spiritual lives of children and young people and it has been very exciting to see this happening in so many places across the County over recent years. Looking to the future there is enormous potential to develop this work to encompass people of all ages and backgrounds and it has been encouraging to see Catherine and her team looking to develop their vision for prayer spaces in this direction.”

Colin’s work involves him in supporting about 200 churches in Oxfordshire. In addition he has strong links with a variety of groups, such as Creation Theatre Company, Oxford Inspires and the Bible Reading Fellowship. He is Chairman of the South Oxfordshire Local Strategic Partnership and of the county-wide Stronger Communities Alliance. Nationally he has a remit for the Church of England in connection with chaplaincy in detention/ removal centres and also with the police.¬†