Rev Mark Burleigh is a Baptist Minister who has served churches in Sussex and Leicester. In each setting, he was an enthusiastic supporter of ecumenical working with neighbouring churches, especially in mission. He sees ecumenical work as an answer to the prayer of Jesus in John 17, that the unity of Jesus’ disciples will mean “the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
Mark has extensive experience in working with diverse Christian churches in ecumenical chaplaincies in university and healthcare, having served as a healthcare chaplain for 30 years. He currently works part-time as a chaplain at a hospice alongside his new role with Churches Together in Cambridgeshire.
Mark says, “I am really excited about getting more involved in Churches Together in Cambridgeshire. I previously served as a Denominational Ecumenical Officer and was impressed by my colleagues’ vision, hard work and commitment. I am glad now to be working with them in promoting positive and fruitful relationships between the diverse Christians, as well as with the wider community.”
Mark’s hobbies include music (playing piano and bass guitar) and cycling. He also delights in helping look after his three grandchildren.