We acknowledge with great praise and thanks to God the faithful and fruitful ministry of Richard Coekin who has announced his intention from 2024 to move from his roles as Senior Pastor at Dundonald Church and Mission Director of Co-Mission to pursue a new season of ministry, training and equipping church leaders. 

Richard has faithfully and courageously served Dundonald Church as Senior Pastor over 28 years and for the last 18 years has been Mission Director of Co-Mission. We hope that Richard will take up ‘Emeritus’ roles at both Dundonald Church and Co-Mission, and are wholly supportive of him giving his time from summer 2024 to developing the new ‘Pebble’ initiative offering consultancy and training for Pastors and church leadership teams as part of the new ‘Reach Ministries’ work.

By God’s grace, Richard, together with Sian and their family, has led Dundonald from a small church-plant in a school hall, through a number of local church plants and 2 building projects to become a diverse, thriving and resourcing church in South-West London. Over that time Richard was instrumental in planting other churches and starting other ministries, including Christ Church Mayfair, Westminster at One and the Parliamentary Bible Study in central London.

Since 2005 Richard has headed Co-Mission, a network of churches which he founded. Helping to plant and grow churches across London into a network of churches.  Richard has also contributed to growing various other ministry initiatives such as the 9:38 recruitment ministry, the London Men’s and Women’s Conventions and the Planting Collective.

We look to God to lead us into the future, and guide us through the appointment of a new Senior Pastor for Dundonald church. We wait with confidence to see what God will continue to do in the Co-Mission network and through Richard’s new ministry.

To God be all the glory for what He has done among us!

The Trustees of Co-Mission Churches Trust & Co-Mission Initiative Trust and the Dundonald Church Governing Elders