Welcome to my website that I have put together as a space to collect my thinking, writing, reflections, planned learning events and other resources to support those who are interested or involved in developing mission and forms of contemplative spirituality in the reality and complexity of the 21st century. I hope this will help convey some of the learning I have made in my over 30 year involvement in forms of Anglican approaches to contextual mission largely in the UK and Canada but also in a consultancy role in other Anglican and national churches. If you need any further assistance or advice, please do get in contact.


Ian Mobsby has over 10 years experience of working as a lay pioneer/missioner, and over 20 years as an ordained missioner/pioneer practitioner particularly with missional forms of new monastic communities and the renewal of parishes as mixed ecology contexts of the experimental alongside the traditional. Ian has lectured and spoken around various parts of the Anglican Communion in the USA, Canada, UK & Europe, Australia and New Zealand. He has written a number of books on aspects of contemporary mission and spirituality and recently completed a research PhD part exploration of the 'Spiritual But Not Religious' part theological response exploring a particular contemplative model of mission. A book is due to be published on the subject in the autumn 2024.

Ian was awarded the St Dunstan's medal by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 2019 for services to the church in developing new forms of religious/spiritual communities and in 2022 was made the Canon for Mission Theology in the Diocese of Niagara in Canada. in 2023 Ian moved to Canada to take up the senior position as the Diocesan Community Missioner working directly to the Bishop of Niagara to develop mission and missional communities. Ian continues his work as a chapter member of the international new monastic Society of the Holy Trinity and as a Trustee of the St Anselm Community in Lambeth Palace and as a member of the Church of England's College of Bishop’s Advisory Council for the relations of Diocesan Bishops and Religious Communities.  To see a full CV, click here.


Over the years I have done a mixture of online and in person speaking and teaching in the areas I have some competency and experience to be able to contribute.

If you are wanting to make contact concerning some training or other event online or in person, please do not hesitate to get in contact by using the form to the right of this message.

Areas I am used to speaking about:

  • Missional New Monastic Communities

  • Fresh Expressions of Church & Contextual Mission

  • Church Planting

  • Mixed Ecology Parishes - the traditional and the experimental

  • Anglican informed Missiology & Mission Practices

  • Lay & Ordained Missioners or Pioneers & Expectations

  • Anglican Catholic approaches to sacramental mission

  • Running Christian Meditation groups as Mission

  • Engaging with the ‘Spiritual But Not Religious’(SBNR)

  • Post-Secular Culture & Spirituality

  • Running Spiritual But Not Religious Dialogue Groups as Mission

  • Mission Curation

  • Trinitarian Theology, Missiology & Mission Practices

  • The contextual mission process of listening through to building new ecclesial communities.

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