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The ROOTS team

Who's who at ROOTS

ROOTS for Churches Ltd is a charitable company, and publishes ROOTS Adult & All Age and ROOTS Children & Young People resources in print and online.

  • Our registered office address is 86 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RT
  • Registered Charity No. 1097466
  • Registered Company No. 4346069.


The ROOTS team

The ROOTS team is responsible for:

  • implementing the vision and direction of the ROOTS resources
  • the day-to-day work on planning, commissioning and producing the resources.

In so doing, we work closely with:

  • our contributors – experienced ordained and lay practitioners from across the denominations and traditions
  • our Trustees – our ecumenical partners, with whom we meet regularly to discuss the overall direction of the resources.

Read more about the ROOTS writing process.


Team members


Rosemary Nixon, Managing Director


Rosemary has managed the ROOTS resources since August 2005. She has a background in educational publishing and worked at OUP for many years in the English Language Teaching Division. As a freelancer, she project managed, wrote and edited a range of educational materials including literacy programmes. She is an active member of her local church in north Oxfordshire, leading the choir, involved in collaborative worship planning and contributing to lay-led services.


Martin Adams, Editor, ROOTS Adult & All Age


Martin Adams became Editor of ROOTS Adult & All Age in 2015. Originally an electronic engineer, he worked as a writer and trainer in the computer industry until, in 1990, he was ordained into the Church of England. He worked in theological education for ten years, tutoring in worship and preaching, before joining ROOTS. He lives near Cromer in Norfolk, and attends Anglican and Methodist churches in his local area.


Clare Williams, Editor, ROOTS Children & Young People

Clare Williams  

Clare Williams became Editor of ROOTS Children & Young People in January 2019. She joined us from the Diocese of St Davids in Wales, where she has been the Diocesan Children and Youth Work Coordinator for almost three years. Before that she served as Education and Pilgrimage Officer at St Davids Cathedral - so she brings a wealth of experience in working with children's and youth workers, families and schools.


Kate Mennell, Production Editor


Kate became Production Editor of ROOTS in June 2010. She previously worked for 18 years in non-fiction book publishing, editing reference books and Early Years Foundation Stage teaching resources. She manages freelance contributors and co-ordinates the workflow of ROOTS’ magazines, from manuscript to printed product.


Ailsa Bailey, Website Editor


Ailsa joined ROOTS in January 2013 having previously worked in STM (science, technical and medical) publishing for many years. She is a member of a Baptist church in Bristol where she is involved in worship and children’s work.


Allison Ward, Marketing Officer


Allison has worked with ROOTS on marketing activities since 2007. She was previously the marketing manager for the Church Times, publicity officer for Darton, Longman and Todd publishers, and manager of Mowbray's Bookshop. She currently attends her local Anglican church in Kent, where she is involved in organising the children’s provision and running a monthly discipleship group. 




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