Our Mission

The Church Office exists to support leadership and ministry work that happens behind the scenes. We bring helpful and encouraging content to equip and support those involved in church administration, church leadership and structuring church life.

Our principles

We love our mission and we want to make a difference to support those who are serving in the background of the church. Our mission explains what we aim to do, whilst our principles communicate the heart behind the mission - who we are and why we do what we do.

Gospel centered

We love the Gospel and it is central in all we do

We seek to serve, support and encourage

Servant leadership

We believe in servant

Glory of God

We live for the glory of God

About the founder

Gavin Smith has 20 years of church management and administration experience.  He is passionate about the gospel and strengthening the church by supporting the work that happens behind the scenes.

Prior to working for churches, Gavin worked for the local council in the Youth and Community department. During this time, he gained a degree in Youth and Community and was seconded to the Welsh Assembly Government to work with the Youth Policy Team. His other interests include paddle boarding, barbecuing and football.

Gavin had a brief professional career with Cardiff City and he still enjoys nutmegging other players- especially those who think he’s too old for football now! In his spare time, Gavin is a Director of UCAN. He lives in Newport, South Wales with his patient wife Emma, their four wonderfully lively children, and a fluffy dog named Max.

From the mouth of babes, here’s a recent picture drawn by Gavin’s youngest daughter describing what her Dad does at the church…

Gav's role as illustrated by his daughter

Our team

Gavin and Emma

Gavin Smith


Jo Black

Jo Black



Kathryn Morris



Dave Seadon


Our Funding

The Church Office was originally fully funded personally by Gavin and Emma. However, thanks to the generosity of the individuals and organisations mentioned below, this is no longer the case. We're grateful to God for the partnerships and funding these people and organisations have provided.

If you would like to support the mission and give towards this work, please get in contact with Gavin by emailing gavin@thechurchoffice.co.uk or follow the link to the right to donate via paypal. Not only would we like to ask you to consider giving but we would be grateful for your continued support in prayer.

Thank you for your support


Our Funding Partners:

New Partnership with the FIEC 

To find out more about working in partnership with The Church Office, please get in touch at: info@thechurchoffice.co.uk

Christchurch, Newport

Christchurch Newport have very kindly gifted a donation towards The Church Office in order to ensure resources could continue to be free to serve churches.

Donations from Individuals

To find out more about working in partnership with The Church Office, please get in touch at: info@thechurchoffice.co.uk


To find out more about working in partnership with The Church Office and sponsoring the podcast, please get in touch at: info@thechurchoffice.co.uk

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