Our Staff

Giles Arnold

Chief Executive


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Giles is married to Sue with two adult children, both at university.  He is a Chartered Surveyor.  He has managed Church Growth Trust from its inception.  He has a passion for seeing independent churches grow and seeing church buildings continue in their Gospel use.  He also specialises in advice on church and charity buildings, such as guidance on major projects, advice on leases and help with unravelling Trust Deeds.  He has led a local independent evangelical fellowship and is on the leadership team of his current church, leading a life group, preaching and training others.

John Duffield



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John is married to Caroline, a water colour artist and they have two married sons and one grandson. He is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and most recently worked as a Development Manager for a FTSE 100 company. He is active in his local church where he is involved in home group leadership and can be found playing piano on Sundays. He loves sport (watching rugby and American football – New York Jets), plays golf and swimming. His golf handicap is 26 and has a personal best for 50m freestyle of 33.02 seconds! He also enjoys walking, music and reading.

Gill Pedler



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Gill is married with two children. She is a chartered Architect and member of the RIBA and has worked in this field for over twenty years. She is proficient in Archicad 3D drafting software and has a passion for helping churches realise the full potential of their buildings. She is involved in creative worship and puppet ministry.

Mandy Harris



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Mandy has worked as Administrator for CGT since 2010. She has two children and lives in Rutland. Mandy is a member of a community choir, who specialise in African music and perform for charity and at local events.