Research Associates

The Centre has a small number of honorary research associates who work on specific projects related to the mission and work of the Centre, and the global church.

CCCW is a vital presence in Cambridge and the UK that keeps focus on our global and worldwide church. Its programs and research are a great gift to all who are devote to mission studies and witness to the gospel.’   

Prof. Stephen Bevans SVD, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago

To find out more about the criteria and fees of becoming a Research Associate please click here

Dr Angus Crichton has for the last 15 years supported African scholars in research and publishing on African Christianity. This work grew out of the two years he lived in Uganda and taught in a small theological college. During this time, he realised that his students had little access to research and publications on Ugandan Christianity. Together with Ugandan colleagues, they published in 2017 The Ugandan Churches and the Political Centre, available both via Amazon and in Uganda. Lessons learnt from this venture have contributed to the establishment of The African Theological Network Press, established by leading African theological research and teaching institutions to publish African theology titles by African scholars in Anglophone African countries and the global north. He is also involved in facilitating access for African scholars to archival resources for the study of African Christianity.


Dr Ian Randall has taught church history and spirituality since the early 1990s. He was based for much of that time in London, at Spurgeon’s College, and in Prague, where he supervised post-graduate students from across Central and Eastern Europe. In 2008 he moved to Cambridge, where he has combined theological and pastoral involvements. Ian has had a long-term interest in the study of movements of spiritual renewal and of missional initiatives. He is the author of several books and many essays and articles relating to these areas, including, A Christian Peace Experiment: The Bruderhof Community in Britain, 1933-1942 (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2018) and A Kind of Upside-Downness: Learning Disabilities and Transformational Community, edited with David F. Ford and Deborah Hardy Ford (London: Jessica Kingsley, 2020).
Ian has also written two books as part of a series of occasional papers, published by  the CCCW:  Cambridge Seventy.(2016), and ‘Cambridge Students and Christianity Worldwide: Insights from the 1960s.'(2019)


Dr F. Lionel Young III serves as the Executive Vice President for Global Action, an international non-profit that focuses on theological education in the non-Western world. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Stirling (Scotland), a Th.M. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Illinois), a M.Div. from Grace Theological Seminary (Indiana) and a B.A. from Grace College (Indiana). Lionel’s research interests are in World Christianity, transnational evangelicalism, missions history and Christianity in East Africa. His most recent work World Christianity and the Unfinished Task: A Very Short Introduction (Cascade Books) is a popular introduction to the relationship between World Christianity and contemporary missions. He is currently working on a book-length study of the Africa Inland Mission in Kenya during decolonization to be published by the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (Regnum). His article on Wellington Mulwa (1918–1979), the first bishop of the African Inland Church, can be read at https://dacb.org/stories/kenya/mulwa-wellington/.


Dr Graham Kings, in retirement in Cambridge, serves as Hon Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Ely. He studied at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Utrecht and from 2015-2018 was Honorary Fellow of Durham University. He was Vice Principal of St Andrew’s College, Kabare, Kenya for seven years before becoming the first lecturer in Mission Studies in the Cambridge Theological Federation and founding Director of the Henry Martyn Centre (the former name of the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide). He then served as Vicar of Islington, London;  Bishop of Sherborne, Dorset; and Mission Theologian in the Anglican Communion.

Graham has a new website: Nourishing Connections, which went live on 6 September 2020.

Dr Kings has written: Offerings from Kenya to Anglicanism: Liturgical Texts and Contexts (Grove Books, 2001), with Geoff Morgan; Christianity Connected: Hindus, Muslims and the World in the Letters of Max Warren and Roger Hooker (Boekencentrum, 2002 and ISPCK, 2017); Signs and Seasons: a Guide to your Christian Journey (Canterbury Press, 2008); and Nourishing Connections: Poems (Canterbury Press, 2020). He is currently editing, Simon Barrington-Ward: Pastor, Mission Theologian, Mystic and writes at grahamkings.org


‘What a special gift the CCCW is to God’s world! You provide a fount of knowledge, a symbol of unity across cultures, and a focus for integrated mission.’

Revd. Dr. Lydia Mwaniki, All Africa Conference of Churches, Nairobi