Clifford and Monica’s international ministry under the umbrella of C & M Ministries has taken them to many parts of the world with Cliff speaking on the outworking of the purposes of God and Monica on church growth issues.
Clifford and Monica jointly formed and led the Centre for Contemporary Ministry bringing together their prophetic and the evangelistic/church growth ministries from 1993 – until the end of 2010. The Centre's prime objective lies in Christian education; particularly offering in-service training courses for clergy to help them cope with the changing pastoral scene. In the early years this was based at Bawtry Hall in Yorkshire but moved to Moggerhanger in 1996 expecting be able to continue to operate their courses there.
In 1990 the Centre for Contemporary Ministry, together with the British Church Growth Association and Prophetic Word Ministries, formed Harvest Vision which later acquired Moggerhanger House in Bedfordshire for £1.00. It is now Grade One listed and has been restored at a cost in excess of £7 million. The house was built by Sir John Soane for the Thornton family who were related to William Wilberforce and linked with the Clapham Sect. Currently the grounds are being restored and the Garden Room has been moved to a new location becoming the new Education Centre for the estate.
With the closure of both PWM and BCGA, the Centre for Contemporary Ministry became the lead residential ministry at Moggerhanger Park and set the ground work for the formation of Moggerhanger Park Ltd to run the site but although it continued to run an extensive programme of teaching and evangelistic meetings in many parts of Britain most of its ministry was national rather than local. It formed Clapham Connections, Transform-UK, The Christian Workplace Forum (later to become Transform Work UK) and The Thornton Institute for Leadership and Business Ethics.
Cliff and Monica joined in the national celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade by organising a large reconciliation project The Spirit of Wilberforce and Free at Last?. They converted a replica Eighteenth Century Square Rigger into a slave ship and sailed it into London to be open to the public. This exhibition was then transferred to Moggerhanger Park.
In 2009, with a strong concern for the state of our nation, they put their energies into developing a new musical ‘Heal our Land’ which was launched at Moggerhanger in Autumn 2009 and went on to pilot national tours in 2010.
They continued for eighteen months to help CCM purchase and establish Park Farm to use as a Youth and Community Outreach Centre before handing this on.
Their joint work continues with a concentration on national work on the state of the nation, parliamentary work, Biblical and Hebraic teaching as well as church relationships and insights and involvement in the legacy of slavery.
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