Governance and Registered Status

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The Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education is a company limited by guarantee, registration number 5511503. Registered Office: 14 Somerset Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2QH. Follow this link to our Company House profile. The Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education is registered charity (No. 1111892). Follow this link to our Charity Commission profile.

Queen's is also designated as Approved (fee cap) Provider by the Office for Student (OfS), and is accountable therefore to the OfS in terms of, amongst other things, upholding academic standards, the provision of data to inform the HE sector, and ensuring the success of students in higher education. For further guidance, please see the information on the OfS Register.

For further information on the Freedom of Information act, as it relates to Queen’s, please see our Data Protection Policy.

The governing body of Queen's consists of up to 14 members, four of whom are nominated by partner bodies and 10 are co-opted. Each is appointed for a three year (renewable) term of office.

Co-opted Governors

  • The Revd Kenneth Howcroft, President of the Governing Body (Methodist). Former President of the Methodist Conference
  • The Rt Rev Paul Bayes, (Anglican) Bishop of LIverpool
  • The Revd Claire Maxim (Anglican), CEO Germinate
  • Dr Paul Stewart, Head of Training, Church of God of Prophecy
  • The Revd Lucy Winkett (Anglican), Rector, St. James', Piccadilly
  • Professor Helen Dent, (Anglican), Reader
  • Mrs Mavis Jones (Wesleyan Holiness Church)
  • The Revd Chris Collins (Methodist, Wolverhampton Circuit)

Nominated Governors

  • The Ven. Simon Heathfield (Anglican), Archdeacon of Aston (West Midlands Bishops' nominee)
  • Dr Rachel Jepson (Anglican), General Synod Representative, Birmingham Diocese.
  • Professor Ken Mortimer (Methodist, nominated by the Methodist Council)
  • The Revd Helen Kirk (Methodist), Chair of Chester and Stoke-on-Trent District (nominated by the Methodist Council)

We also continue to mourn the recent passing of our former Governor, the Revd Liz Smith, and remain grateful for her extensive contribution to the life of the Foundation. Her obituary may be downloaded here.