Stir to Action publishes STIR, a quarterly magazine on the new economy, runs workshop programmes, and supports Community Economic Development.

In a world crowded with opinions but often empty of hope, STIR magazine is essential reading. You won't find its combination of provocative theory and practical example anywhere else. I'm yet to finish an edition of STIR without changing the way I see the world.
—Anna Laycock, Finance Innovation Lab

Stir is fast becoming the house magazine of the cooperative commons movement. Each issue brings together serious and authoritative editorial on a wide range of UK and international subjects. It's a must-read.
—Sion Whellens, Calverts Co-operative

The best magazine on the commons out there.
—Michel Bauwens, P2P Foundation


Jonny Gordon-Farleigh

Founder, Director & Editor

Is a director of Stir to Action and editor of Stir magazine, a quarterly publication promoting community-led social change. He is joint project coordinator of Unlocking the Next Economy: Churches and Community Enterprise, and also leading on a new technology accelerator with Co-ops UK.


Abby Gordon-Farleigh

Director & SubEditor

Is a director of Stir to Action, initially training as a magazine journalist, and once worked for Al Gore’s Current TV. She now works for Crowdfunder UK. 


Adam Rich

Digital Designer

Coordinated Stir to Action’s conference, Reimagining Churches: from Conservation to Co-operation for autumn 2018. He also supports Unlocking the Next Economy and Stir to Action workshops.

Adam creates videos through Enfable and has worked with the Bristol Pound and Exeter Pound. He likes engaging folk with socially progressive goings on and making complex ideas simpler through creative design.

Maxwell Jeffery


Is the lead designer of our quarterly publication, Stir magazine. He is also joint project coordinator of Unlocking the Next Economy: Churches and Community Enterprise, and manages our website.

Max is also director of Learn to lead, a community interest company supporting communities to work via co-production.



Stir to Action Ltd
c/o Bridport United Church 
34 East Street

Ways to Get Involved

More than media

You can become a Friend of STIR for £40 a year. For this you receive a subscription, allowing us to print our quarterly magazine but also run workshops and short courses to build community resilience, and produce campaigns and events for the co-operative movement.

If you're interested or got an idea, contact editor@stirtoaction.com

Partner with us

We're always looking to collaborate with other organisations to make things happen, so send an email to editor@stirtoaction.com if you'd like to work with us on a project.