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Management & Resourcing
The Unlock National Office is run on a mimimum budget by a small part time staff team. It is only staffed on Tuesdays and Fridays. An answerphone is available at other times, or you can e-mail office@unlock-urban.org.uk

Dawn Lonsdale
Chief Officer
Dawn Lonsdale, previously Laity Development Adviser for Derby Diocese, has been 'Chief Officer' at Unlock since July 2004. Her role is the strategic management of Unlock, including the development of Unlock Local Partnerships and Discipleship Development Worker posts, and promotion of Unlock's mission and method. She lives and worships in Heanor, in the former coalfield and textile industry sector of Derbyshire.



Senior Administrator

Jenny has now retired. A new administrator will begin work in a few weeks.


Kevin Quinton
IT and Finance Manager

Kevin manages Unlock's IT and Finance and started work for Unlock in April 2015. He is Treasurer at a church in Sheffield and at a homeless charity in Rotherham. He is Chair of Trustees for the Yorkshire Baptist Association and for ASSIST Sheffield (a charity supporting those people who have been unsuccessful in their applications for asylum and as a result have been made destitute).


> Unlock Voluntary Treasurer post >>
> Unlock Current needs >>

Unlock is Governed by a voluntary National Council which meets three times each year.
> Unlock National Council >> This link goes to a restricted section for Council Business.
>How Unlock is organised >>

Unlock Local Discipleship Development Workers

>1 year as an Unlock Discipleship Development Worker >>
> Unlock Local Partnership Project finance form >>
> Why Do It This Way? >>
> Development strategy >>
> Worker appointment process >>

You will find more information on Unlock Local Partnership Projects in our 'Unlock Updates' - below to the right, and in the

> 'Our Workers' section of this website>>

Please note that we advise that people contact the Unlock National Office before beginning the process of putting together a bid for an Unlock Local Partnership Project for their location, in order to establish (a) if one already exists, or is planned, and (b) if there is funding available for any more workers at that time.

Unlock London Walk Planning Team (Voluntary)

  • Tim & Sarah Watkins-Idle
  • Geoff Coggins
  • Ian Smith and Alison Gelder

A small team of volunteers plans the Unlock London Walk each year; they recruit the local churches, create the map and photos and collate all of the travel and tourist information that goes with it, as well as staffing the event on the day of the walk.

They need some new people to join them to help to make the next Unlock London Walks some of the best yet.

If you live within easy reach of London, care about supporting Unlock’s work and have an interest in urban walking - better still if you are already an Unlock Walker and want to help to create the magic that is the Unlock London walk for the future, please contact the Unlock National Office

Unlock on the World Stage!

Unlock was invited to facilitate a workshop at the World Wide Scripture Engagement Consultation in Melaka, Malaysia. Thanks to the Slavanka Trust, who generously provided all the necessary finance, two Unlock staff led an Unlock workshop at this international mission consultation.

> Re-imagining Bible Engagement for Post-Christian Cultures >>

Published Articles

> Inspire article 2009 >>

There is an entry refering to Unlock's working context, approach and experience in the 3 Volume Encyclopedia of Christian Education published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2015.




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Sketch - Unlocking the door


Unlock, formerly the Evangelical Urban Training Project (Eutp) is a charity established to equip Christians in inner city and outer housing estate areas to be more effective as they share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their own areas.

Unlock employs between four and seven part time paid staff, and has a network of active Unlock partership projects across the UK. The charity is overseen by its National Council that meets three times each year.


The Unlock National Council are Unlock's Governing Body and meet 3 times each year. Council members may follow the link below for restricted information for Council members

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> 2004 - Extract 1>>
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> Just Learning with the Urban Church >>

J Richardson 2022
> Reflections from a Community Church Activist >>

A Dorton 2011

> 'So Yesterday' >>

The Very Revd Adrian Newman 2010
> Re-imagining Bible Engagement for Post-Christian Cultures >>
> Bishop Philip North on 'Hope for the Poor'