The Centre for Church Growth Research is delighted to announce the appointment of Anthony-Paul Cooper as Research Fellow and Rob Barward-Symmons as Junior Research Fellow. Anthony-Paul has been involved with the Centre since its inception. Most recently he has co-authored an article for the Journal of Contemporary Religion and collaborated with the Professor Errki Sutinen at the University of Turku in Finland. Rob Barward-Symmons co-authored the widely noted recent report ‘New Churches in the North East’ and is completing an MA in theological research at Durham University, prior to engaging in further research work. David Goodhew, director of the Centre for Church Growth Research commented: ‘I am delighted to announce these appointments. Anthony-Paul and Rob are highly gifted individuals and we look forward to working with them on future projects’.