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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/textile industry area of Derbyshire.


Jenny Blake

Senior Administrator

Jenny joined the staff team in 2011 after many years on the voluntary National Council. She takes care of general administration and supports the work of the local partnership workers, the National Council, the Chief Officer and the voluntary walk planning team. Jenny lives and worships in Rotherham.


Kevin Quinton
IT and Finance Manager

Kevin manages Unlock's IT and Finance and started work for Unlock in April 2015. He is Church Warden at a church in Sheffield, and he is involved with leading a Trussell Trust Foodbank and a CAP Job Club.  He is also a Trustee on the Executive for Yorkshire Baptist Association.

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

> Unlock local partnership project poster >>

> Unlock short stories from local partnership projects >>

>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

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
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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> 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'