We have a small team of volunteers comprised of professionals in various fields who are now retired. We welcome volunteers and they are central to the work of CMCS. We very much value the time they give and the contribution they make to the learning community here. Read more about our current volunteers below.
M.A. Oxon. (Modern Languages, Russian and German)
Oxford Centre for Mission Studies and formerly Archivist at the National Records of Scotland
Hazel Anderson volunteers in the CMCS library and is a retired professional archivist.
Hazel began her career at the Public Record Office, London (now The National Archive), where she was archivist in charge of document conservation.
After moving to Scotland she did consultancy work for the National Library of Scotland (NLS) and the Scottish Museums Council. With John McIntyre, head of NLS Preservation Services, she wrote ‘Planning Manual for Disaster Control in Scottish Libraries & Record Offices’, NLS, 1985.
For twenty years she held posts in the National Archives of Scotland (now National Records of Scotland) completing her career as Head Archivist, Online Resources.
In June 2018, Hazel presented a seminar paper at CMCS on Exploring the role of women in Christian mission in Syria and Egypt from 1860-1930s through the MECO Archive in the CMCS Library
John is a qualified accountant and helps us with our accounts and our financial plans.
John has a Cambridge degree (in chemistry!) and has been married to Margaret for 50 years. His experience includes accounting jobs with Mars Ltd, the Midland Bank, and many small businesses and charities. He has 2 grown up married children and 4 grandchildren and enjoys helping people with their money, playing table tennis, singing and visiting the family.
M.A. Oriental Studies (Arabic & Turkish) (Oxford), M.A. Sudanese & African Languages (University of Khartoum)
Andrew Persson volunteers in the CMCS library and is a retired Bible Translation Consultant who worked in N.E. Africa and other parts of the continent.
Andrew still assists with translation projects from time to time. He has written books on Biblical exegesis in a translation context, and with his wife has produced textbooks and studies in Sudanese Arabic and other languages. Over the years he has enjoyed working with many African church leaders in studying their languages and the Bible. On retirement Andrew joined the community at CMCS through meeting the need for someone to catalogue the books in the Library. This has subsequently led him into researching early Arabic Bible translation and its relation to its Islamic context.