Reaching New People
Diocese of St Albans

“Dreamers Who Do”

Train to Become a Pioneer Enabler



Has three new ideas before breakfast?

Gets deeply passionate about the lonely, the lost, the poor or anyone on the margins of society?

Frequently asks to start new services, or start new events to invite others to?


If so, the Reaching New People team are delighted to be able to tell you about our Pioneer Enabler training, which has been piloted very successfully in January to July 2021 with the first cohort of 13 pioneers.

Designed especially to encourage the pioneer gift in different missional contexts and to nurture innovative mission on the ground, this lay pioneering training will be delivered in partnership with Church Mission Society (CMS) and based centrally within the St Albans Diocese. This forms part of ┬áthe restructuring of lay training within the diocese and on successful completion of this one year course the pioneer will be commissioned by the Bishop as a “Pioneer Enabler” within their sending parish.


Want to find out more?

Please click here for all details and dates!


Applications are now open for September 2021 and the closing date for applications is extended to Friday 20th August 2021.

If you’re interested in learning more about the training and the possibility of joining the Autumn 2021 – Summer 2022 course, please contact Sue Hughes or Julie Cirillo, Administrator at the RNP office or you can email

Pioneer Enabler Application Form 2021/2022

Download Pioneer Enabler Application Form 2021/22

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