South west ministry training course
Ministry Training
Professor Christopher Southgate - Principal
Room 331
The University of Exeter
Amory Building
Rennes Drive
Exeter EX4 4RJ

Tel: 01647 433364 or 01392 724194 

Website :
Revd Dr David Nixon – Dean of Studies
SWMTC Office, Suite 1.3, Renslade House, Bonhay Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3AY

Tel: 01392 253599

Revd Preb Kim Mathers

Tel: 01271 346203

Revd David Carrington

Tel: 01237 423026

Revd Dr Lucy Larkin

Tel: 01872 241716

Revd Preb Sue Sheppard
Lamb Cottage
49 Fore Street
Exeter EX5 4HZ

Tel: 01392 861022  


These staff members are employed by the Course, full or part-time, and share fully in its oversight and teaching.

Staff Tutors have day-to-day oversight of students and candidates living in their geographical areas, and lead the tutor group of which those people are members

Further to this staff members carry a portfolio of responsibilities. The staff member named takes a co-ordinating role in this aspect of the Course’s life as listed below:

Portfolios of Responsibilities held by Core Staff
Director of IME Phase 1 Kim Mathers
Dean of Studies David Nixon
Director of IME Phase 2 for Exeter Diocese Kim Mathers
Director of Reader Training David Carrington
Director of Lay Education David Carrington

Course Administration
Mrs Laura McLachlan
Programmes Co-ordinator

SWMTC Office, Suite 1.3, Renslade House, Bonhay Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3AY

Tel: (01392) 272544



EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER - If you need to contact us during a residential weekend, the number is 07771 316782

The programmes co-ordinator is normally present in the office most days (Mon to Wed in term time and Mon-Fri in holidays), from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm. She is responsible for all general administration and is always ready to do all she can to answer any questions or concerns.

Dr Cherryl Hunt
Academic Administrator

Cherryl works part time helping to organise the academic aspects of the Course.

Sharon Gove
Finance/Database Administrator,
(01392) 272544

Sharon works part time, normally Thursdays and Fridays, on all financial aspects.

Lucy Wynn
PA to the Principal,
(01392) 272544

Lucy works part time, normally Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and occasionally Fridays, 9:30am to 3pm, in support of the Principal.

SWMTC: Contact: Administrator Laura McLachlan on 01392 272544
South West Ministry Training Course is a company limited by guarantee. Company number 3070559. Charity number 1056606