The Diocese of York has created Multiply to resource New Worshipping Communities reaching those in their 20s, 30s and 40s. We’re a small team based at the Diocesan Office linked to other experienced practitioners. We’re available to support what may be emerging out of your own mission through

  • Sharing more about the vision with your parish or deanery.

  • Offering workshops, training and ongoing mentoring.

  • Exploring potential start up grants to employ a lay leader of a NWC for a day a week.

  • Praying for you and with you.

To find out more please get in touch


Meet the Multiply Team.

The Revd Richard White, Director of Making & Nurturing Disciples

The Revd Richard White

Richard is Director of Making and Nurturing Disciples. He leads the Diocese of York’s strategies to reach those in their 20s, 30s and 40s and people who are in poverty. He was previously at Liverpool Cathedral where he pioneered three new congregations and established the Joshua Centre which is working to launch thirty new worshipping communities.

The Revd John Lee, 20s to 40s team leader

The Revd John Lee

John is Multiply Team Leader John leads the team of full-time Multiply leaders. Before taking up this post John spent 28 years in parish ministry, most recently as Rector of St Paul’s in York. He’s loved helping to discern and encourage leaders in the local church and in various diocesan roles. John is married to Nicola and they have three grown up children.

Dr Ben Walker, 20s to 40s Associate Team Leader

Dr Ben Walker

Ben is Multiply Associate Team Leader. Ben’s role in Multiply is focused on empowering lay people to lead ‘new worshipping communities’. Ben is also a Senior Leader at G2 York, an innovative, creative and missional fresh expression of church particularly reaching younger adults.