Andy and Jen Flannagan
Andy and Jen live in a rough public housing estate in London, and will help us creatively engage the themes of mercy, suffering and empowerment during worship times, seminars, and drama performance.
Andy is a prophetic singer/songwriter, as well as being a political activist with the Christian Socialist Movement in the UK, and also a medical doctor.
He sings songs that speak of broken things being made whole, calling people to the less comfortable parts of our world. He is also the Director of the Christian Socialist Movement, which is based at Labour Party HQ and Parliament – www.thecsm.org.uk. They exist to be a prophetic voice to left-sided politics and the church, encouraging Christians to see politics as mission. A driving passion is to see a just re-wiring of the global economic system.
His worship songs and resources are also available for free from www.andyflan.com.
Jen is an advocate and educator with TEAR Fund UK, as well as being a professional actor.
She has worked for Tearfund for the past 8 years, and her particular focus in recent times has been finding ways to capture and share stories of Christians serving their communities in diverse ways all around the world. She counts herself hugely privileged to travel and meet such extraordinary people pursuing Jesus and justice with such faithfulness. She is also a founding member of the theatre company The Ruby Dolls, described by Time Out as "an elegant, inventive and absorbing fusion of theatre, music, storytelling, dance and puppetry".
Carlos Martinez (tbc)
For 30 years this Spanish artist has fascinated the young and old all over the world. Through the incredible art of mime, his performances will touch your heart and make you laugh and cry at the same time.
“It is a gift to be among so many people from different nations and together open our hearts to a renewed vision.
Mission-Net offers a place where we can be inspired and encouraged by people, music, the word and even silence.
It is a privilege for me to take part again with the universal language of mime.”