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The ROOTS team

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 Edward Rudolf House, 69-85 Margery Street, London WC1X 0JL
  • 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 has a BA in music and computer studies, and an MA in contemporary worship. He lives near Ormskirk in Lancashire, and is NSM Associate Priest in his local group of churches.


Jenny Warbrick, Editor, ROOTS Children & Young People


Jenny became Editor of ROOTS Children and Young People magazine in January 2014. She started her career as a secondary history teacher, and also lectured in teacher training at Birmingham City University, before becoming a freelance writer. She used ROOTS resources for many years as a Sunday school teacher and went on to write for the magazine. She worships at an Anglican church in Birmingham where she supports children’s work and leads the youth group.


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. 


Lubna Khan, Finance, Systems & Administrative Officer

Lubna Khan  

Lubna joined ROOTS in January 2018 and is the only member of the ROOTS team to be office based - with desk space at The Children's Society Offices on Margery Street. Prior to joining ROOTS, Lubna worked in the Finance Department of the Diocese of Westminster. Lubna says: 'Whilst I am not a Christian, the religion I follow (Islam) has similar teachings so I sympathise with the Christian faith.' She has a degree in Mathematics with Business Management and Finance, and is studying to become a chartered accountant.



General information
0845 680 4095 or 020 3887 8916
ROOTS for Churches Ltd
Edward Rudolf House
69-85 Margery Street WC1X 0JL
Registered Charity No. 1097466
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ROOTS for Churches Ltd
13a Hellesdon Park Road
Norwich NR6 5DR
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