New Ecumenical Facilitator for Churches Together in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

Baptist minister Rev Dawn Savidge introduces herself as she takes on this role across two counties.

Hey everyone, I’m Dawn, thrilled to be the new Ecumenical Facilitator for Churches Together in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire! I’m eager to support their vibrant congregations.

A little about myself: I’m an ordained Baptist minister, but my experience extends beyond that. I’ve enjoyed collaborating across denominations and faiths over the years – it’s been an enriching journey. My creative side is also strong – I’m an artist, teacher, and enjoy taking on commissions. In fact, creativity is a cornerstone of my approach.

This creative spirit extends to my work leading retreats and mindfulness workshops, where I use art to facilitate spiritual exploration. Additionally, I’m a seasoned preacher, so feel free to reach out if you ever have a pulpit to fill.

Beyond Churches Together, I have the privilege of serving as Director of Affirm, the Baptist LGBTQ+ group. I am the tutor for the Inclusion of LGBTQ+ people at Northern Baptist College. In these roles, I help churches navigate conversations around human sexuality, as well as broader intersectional inclusion. We work together to discern their theological positions and create safe spaces for everyone.

At the College, I also serve as a tutor for Inclusion of young adults and am piloting an internship. I’m currently training to be a pastoral supervisor, and I also hold training in community organising with Citizens UK.

Building strong ecumenical relationships and working together to create a more just world is a deep passion of mine. I’m excited to get stuck in!

Learn more about Churches Together in Bedfordshire.

Learn more about Churches Together in Hertfordshire.