Our Team

Mark Cowling

Founder

Mark is a Church of England vicar who has been working across Bolton since 2010 and is now currently based in Farnworth. He is the founder of Third Space Bolton, a regular contributor on Bolton FM's Thought for the Day and is author of the Ticking Box, a children's novel. Prior to being a Church minister, he worked in the medical industry based in the UK, Australia and Ireland. He is married to Rachel and they have three young children.

Matt Pacey

Schools Work Coordinator

Matt joined the team in February 2019
and heads up our Schools work across Bolton.  Matt is an expert schools and charity youth worker with over 10 years experience with Vision UK in the Rossendale Valley.  Matt also runs his own Media business and we're very excited about the new video  products he's producing for Third Space Bolton.  Matt is also the holder of a very impressive world record... 

Team associates

Third Space may be a small charity but it has a big reach.  We are able to bring together highly skilled youth workers and experts in wellbeing from across Bolton and Greater Manchester to deliver sessions in schools.

Ben Allen

Project Manager

Ben Allen has been actively involved in church ministry since being a teenager.  He is a professionally trained musician and worship leader and is passionate about serving others in our community.  He is ably managing our Build Bolton Well Property Renovation Project and Team that has been funded by the European Social Fund over the last year.

Guy Hampson

Life Coach

Guy is a true legend!  A leader of men, he excels in coaching on and off the pitch and has a great impact as a role model.