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Avec Resources, originally a group set up by Avec in association with the Grail, is now a small Charitable trust (trustees). It offers:

BOOKS and papers about:

Books are managed and sales are organised by the Revd David W. Read, who also offers a consultancy service in a private capacity.

• ARCHIVES which have accrued from action-research, training and consultancy programmes related to church and community development work covering the period 1966 to 2007 and from the life and work of T.R. Batten.

Revd Dr George Lovell (1929 – 2018)

It is with profound sadness that we heard the news on Monday 8th October 2018 of the death during the previous night of Revd Dr George Lovell.

Many visitors to this site will already be aware of George’s unique contributions  to the life of the British churches and beyond through the agency of AVEC,  his skilled use of a non-directive approach to  consultancy and his extensive writings.

His mentoring, ministry and consultancy practice over decades have enriched the lives of countless individuals and groups who will share the loss felt by his family and many friends at this time.

George had only recently completed an extensive autobiographical study, reflecting on a lifetime’s learning.  As a first tribute to his memory we want to make that work immediately available for any to consult – it can be read or downloaded here.


A recording of part of his funeral service at Lidgett Park Methodist Church on 18th October 2018 is available on request to john@summerwill.co.uk

Service led by the Revd Robert Creamer (Superintendent)
Readers: John Summerwill, Revd Colin Lake and Revd Charles New
Preacher: The Revd the Lord Leslie Griffiths
Organist: David Wilks

Lord Griffiths' sermon is here


The methodology developed by George Lovell and Avec underlay the MA in Consultancy for Mission and Ministry taught recently at the former York Institute for Community Theology.

The Revd Dr George Lovell reviewed his life and work in an interview in September 2011. Click here for a transcript.

He died on 7th October 2018 aged 89. During the last decade of his life he worked on an extensive autoethnography, My Life, Work and Ministry: Notes from Retirement, which is hosted on this website by courtesy of the Avec Trustees.

Catherine Widdicombe has reviewed her life and work in an interview in June 2015, revised 2016. Click here for a transcript.