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In 2014, Edward, Leah and Simon began praying together in response to a joint sense of vocation. In the months since we have prayed, tested with others and waited on the Holy Spirit. The Sodality of the Holy Spirit was what emerged from this time of discernment and we believe that it is a gift for us and a gift to be shared with others. We have each written a bit about this journey and the charisms to which we are called below.

Simon Cutmore


Simon has been Vicar of Mill End and Heronsgate with West Hyde since 2011. Prior to that he has served in Hemel Hempstead and Biggleswade. Born in London but grown in Lancashire is how he describes himself. He came to faith in 'Lancashire Low Church' but over the years has expressed his faith in Evangelical, Charismatic, Alt Worship and Anglo-Catholic expressions of the church's life and worship.

Simon has sensed for a long time that the beating heart of the mission of the church was the Mass and he has felt called to enable Anglo-Catholic churches engage is mission.

Before ordination Simon worked as a youth worker and trained for ordained ministry at Cranmer Hall in Durham. He has contributed to the Alt Worship movement in it's early days and to On Fire Mission and is committed to Charismatic Anglo Catholic Renewal. Latterly he has discerned a call to a rootedness in place and in Christ and has sought an accountability in his Christian life with others. This has led to him exploring Benedictine Spirituality.

Simon is married to Alex and they have three boys. Together they enjoy camping and walking their dog. Together they endure Simon's near obsessive love of progressive rock music.

Edward Green



Eddie offered his life to God aged 13 having read the Gospel of Mark in R.E. In his later teens he became part of the New Church movement. Following the death of his mother in his mid twenties he discovered the sacramental - encountering God powerfully in the Maundy Thursday watch. In his mid thirties, he was re-confronted with the charismatic and developed a passion to bring together the supernatural work of God in Sign and Spirit. He is presently Vicar of All Saints Leavesden in North Watford, a Christian family where sacrament, prayer ministry and the presence of God come together.

Eddie believes that accountability is key to growth in ministry, both personally and in the church. That we need others to support us in mission, learning from one another. That God speaks and acts today, through each of us.

Eddie is an Enabler for Sanctum a group that has grown out of the Alternative Worship movement, and has contributed to Greenbelt and On Fire Mission. Eddie is married to Sarah, a full time children and families worker, and they have a daughter. They enjoy Nintendo, Netflix, and Rollercoasters.

Leah Vasey-Saunders 


Leah came to faith through a church choir in a middle of the road choral parish whilst at University in Huddersfield and soon after began exploring a sense of vocation to sacramental ministry. Originally from Grimsby she has worked in church ministry in various places across England, but feels called to serve in the north. Leah has broad experiences, serving in a diocesan alt worship team, an evangelical church and dominantly ministering in former mining communities where the Eucharist is at the heart of mission and ministry. As a catholic married to an evangelical, influenced by the charismatic movement, Leah draws on a wide range of resources for prayer and worship, she is sometimes hard to pin down and likes it that way! Leah currently serves as Canon Precentor of Wakefield Cathedral.

Leah is passionate about mission in the catholic tradition, both in treasuring the riches of tradition and in reinterpreting and decoding these riches to enable greater engagement in a post-christian society. She believes this requires an attentiveness to place, people and the working of God through the Holy Spirit.

Leah is married to Mark, a priest and academic, and they have four children between 12 and 5. As a family they love films, music and board games.



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The Sodality of the Holy Spirit is an inclusive community of individuals committed to developing the charisms (intentional, missional, expectational) in their own discipleship and ministry.

For ordained and lay leaders, men and women. Rooted in the Church of England but open to all creedal Christians.

Our first enquirer's day is at Coventry Cathedral on the 26th of November 2016. For part of the day we will be joined by our Patron, Bishop Paul Bayes.

The cost for the day is £12.50 via Eventbrite, this covers basic costs for the cathedral - a collection will be held on the day towards any further costs.

Please email us at contact@sodalityholyspirit.com or use the contact form if you would like to join us. We will then send a link to the Eventbrite page.

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