Directories


Diocesan directory

Contact details of those in public roles in our churches can be found here.

Staff directory

Contact details for members of diocesan staff can be found below. Click a heading to expand the details of the relevant team. If you are unsure about who to contact with your enquiry, please call the diocesan office on 0117 9060100 or complete the web form here.

Archdeacon's Office and DAC

The Ven Christopher Bryan
Archdeacon of Malmesbury

 

The Ven Neil Warwick 
Archdeacon of Bristol
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The Ven Michael Johnson 
Associate Archdeacon of Bristol
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Rachel Stewart
PA to the Archdeacons
Rachel is the first point of contact for the Archdeacons of Bristol and Malmesbury. 
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David Troughton
Project Officer, Transforming Church
David works to deliver the Transforming Church.Together. through coordinating the Project Delivery Group, providing information processing and analysis. 
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Bishops' Offices

 

Office of the Bishop of Bristol 
Postal Address:
The Bishop of Bristol's Office,
Church Lane, Winterbourne, Bristol, BS36 1SG

Rt Revd Vivienne Faull 
Bishop of Bristol
Phone: 01454 777728

Revd Canon Dr Martin Gainsborough
Chaplain to the Bishop of Bristol 
Contact
Phone: 01454 777728

Sarah Beach
Executive Assistant to the Bishop of Bristol
Contact
Phone: 01454 777728
Anita van Wyk
Secretary to the Bishop of Bristol
Contact
Phone: 01454 777728
  Office of the Bishop of Swindon
Postal Address:
The Bishop of Swindon's Office,
Mark House, Field Rise, Swindon, SN1 4HP
Rt Revd Dr Lee Rayfield
Bishop of Swindon
Contact
Phone: 01793 538654
Lesley Uzzell
Secretary to the Bishop of Swindon
Contact
Phone: 01793 538654
Bishop's Staff Team
Rt Revd Vivienne Faull – Bishop of Bristol
Rt Revd Dr Lee Rayfield – Bishop of Swindon
Ven Christopher Bryan – Archdeacon of Malmesbury
Ven Neil Warwick – Archdeacon of Bristol
Matthew Hall – Acting Diocesan Secretary
Revd Dr Simon Taylor – Director of Ministry Development
Revd Canon Dr Martin Gainsborough – Chaplain to the Bishop of Bristol
Very Revd Dr Mandy Ford – Dean of Bristol
Revd Kat Campion-Spall – Dean of Women's Ministry
Revd Dr Cathy Okoronkwo – Bishop's Advisor on Racial Justice
Ven Michael Johnson – Associate Archdeacon of Bristol
Caroline Jowett-Ive – Director of People and Safeguarding
Sally Cordwell – Interim Director of Communications

 

Communications

Sally Cordwell
Interim Director of Communications
Sally leads on internal and external communications for the diocese and the bishop, providing strategic support to senior staff, managing team and all activity. Press and media enquiries should be directed to Sally.
Email
Mobile: 07980 921378

Caitlin Bowring
Communications and Content Assistant
Caitlin supports the development and delivery of content across the diocesan communications channels including website, social media, newsletter and press.
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Diocesan Secretary's Office

Oliver leads the Diocesan Support Services team in serving ministers, parishes and schools and is the Chief Officer of Bristol Diocesan Board of Finance (DBF).

Matthew Hall
Acting Diocesan Secretary
Matthew leads the Diocesan Support Services team in serving ministers, parishes and schools and is the Chief Officer of Bristol Diocesan Board of Finance (DBF).
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Katheryn Caithness
PA to the Diocesan Secretary
Katheryn supports Matthew Hall in his role as Diocesan Secretary. 
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Finance and Information services
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Pat Barter
Financial Controller
Pat manages the Finance Team with regard to all management and financial reporting and provides ad hoc support to Parish Treasurers.
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Kelly Rutter
Finance Officer
Kelly handles matters relating to PCC Trusts, Educational Foundation, payroll and pension matters
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Graham Shaul
Governance and Information Co-ordinator
Graham oversees parish affairs with regard to fees, parish share, returns and submissions to National Church and provides administrative support for governance matters.
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Steven Mak
Finance Assistant
Steven provides finance operational support to the Finance Team.
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Education

Liz Townend
Director of Education
Liz is the Diocese’s principal education officer ensuring education in and beyond church schools is deeply Christian and serves the common good.
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Katy Staples
Schools Adviser (RE, Collective worship & Christian distinctiveness)
Katy is responsible for providing oversight, support and training for Religious Education, Collective Worship and all matters to do with Church School Distinctiveness, including managing the SIAMS Inspection process.
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Laura Harris
Schools Adviser 
Laura is responsible for providing support and training for Religious Education, Collective Worship and all matters to do with Church School Distinctiveness, including supporting the SIAMS Inspection process.
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Clare Stansfield
Schools Officer (Governance and Admissions)
Clare supports and advises schools and Academy Trusts on all aspects of governance including school admissions, oversees the appointment of foundation governors, and is Company Secretary for the Diocese of Bristol Academies Company.
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Ali Driver
Education Team Co-ordinator
Ali supports all the Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) Officers, providing support for DBE Boards Meetings, all training events, governor appointments and the administration of the SIAMS Inspection process.

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Elaine Jones
DBE Accounts Assistant
Elaine processes the issue of invoices and payments for the Diocesan Education Team.
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Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust
Website
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Governance and Property

Sally Moody
Head of Governance and Property
Sally manages the diocesan property and land portfolio and advises about parish halls and properties. She advises on synodical and PCC elections, electoral rolls, the appointment of parish officers, GDPR and is Data Protection Officer for the DBF.
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Emma Bakewell
Governance Support Manager
Emma is Secretary to the Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC) and Assistant Secretary to the Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee (DMPC). These roles include supporting PCCs in their work to repair, maintain and improve their church buildings, as well as assisting PCCs during the pastoral re-organisation and vacancy processes. Emma also services the synodical governance of the diocese by organising Diocesan Synod meetings and managing synod elections.
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Emily Fyfe 
Currently on maternity leave
Property Officer
Emily manages works, transactions and lettings in relation to the diocesan residential property and land portfolio.
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Rachel Clarke
Currently on maternity leave
Property Officer (Maternity cover)
Rachel makes arrangements for routine repairs to residential properties for clergy and tenant occupants.
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Karine Prescott
Clerk to the Trustees of the Foundation of St Matthias (St Matthias Trust)
Karine leads and fulfils the clerkship function to the Foundation of St Matthias on behalf of the Bristol Diocesan Board of Finance.
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Katherine Roberts
Property Coordinator (Maternity cover) 
Katherine coordinates works, transactions and lettings in relation to the diocesan residential property and land portfolio.
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Anna Taylor  
Parish Buildings and Planning Administrator
Anna assists PCCs and churchwardens in applying for List B applications for work in church buildings and in the use of the online system for faculty applications. She arranges quinquennial inspections of church buildings and DAC site visits to churches.
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Human Resources

Caroline Jowett–Ive
Director of People and Safeguarding
Caroline oversees and drives the development and delivery of the people and safeguarding strategies and services of the Diocese of Bristol. Caroline’s role is to enable the diocese to be a safe place for all people to flourish in their work and ministry.
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Denise Channing
HR Manager
Denise co-ordinates provision of the HR services and advice across the diocese, providing advice and guidance to DBF managers, senior clergy, and parishes. 
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Maria Hodson
HR Administrator and Recruitment Lead
Maria coordinates the recruitment processes within the diocese for clergy post holders and DBF employees. She provides advice on any HR-related queries regarding leave, T&Cs of employment etc.
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Jo Stephenson
HR and Ministry Development Support Administrator
Jo deals with all day-to-day Human Resources responsibilities and administration, including acting as a first point of call for HR enquires.
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Ministry Development

Revd Dr Simon Taylor
Director of Ministry Development
Simon leads the Ministry Development Team. He ensures support for ongoing vocational discernment, Christian formation and ministerial development for all licensed ministers.
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Revd Sue Gent
Adviser for Ordinands and Vocations (Diocesan Director of Ordinands)
Sue oversees the discernment of vocations to ordained and lay ministry.
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Revd Rod Symmons
Adviser for Curacy
Rod oversees all aspects of curacy in the diocese.
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Revd Charles Sutton
Bishop's Adviser for Self-Supporting Ministry
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Revd Chris Dobson
Ecumenical and Global Partnerships Officer 
Chris manages our relationships with ecumenical partners, supports churches together groupings and leads on our relationship with our link dioceses in Uganda
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Claire Eade
Ministry Development Administrator
Claire supports all aspects of the work of the team.
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Dan Jones
Youth and Children's Adviser 
Dan supports parishes in their mission and ministry engaging with younger generations.
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Dr Stephanie Hayton
Adviser for Lay Ministry (Warden of Readers)
Stephanie supports all kinds of lay ministry in the diocese, including the Exploring Christianity course. As Warden of Readers, she has particular oversight of Licensed Lay Ministry in the Diocese. 
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Dr Mary Witts
Adviser for Vocations (ADDO)
Mary works with the Advisor for Ordinands and Vocations (DDO), supporting those discerning their vocation to lay and ordained ministry within the diocese.
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Jo Stephenson
Ministerial Development Reviews (MDR) Administrator
Jo is the administrator for Clergy Ministerial Development Reviews.
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Susie Dobson
Ministry Development Administrator
Susie is the administrator for Ministry Development.
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Parish and External Relations

Dan Jones
Youth and Children's Advisor
Dan supports parishes in their mission and ministry engaging with younger generations.
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Revd Chris Dobson
Ecumenical and Global Partnerships Officer
Chris manages our relationships with ecumenical partners, supports churches together groupings and leads on our relationship with our link dioceses in Uganda.
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Naomi Buckler
Giving and Stewardship Adviser
Naomi supports parishes with stewardship and fundraising and helps coordinate Parish Share.
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Clare Fussell
Giving and Stewardship Adviser / Environmental Adviser
Clare supports parishes with stewardship and fundraising, manages the diocesan Parish Giving Scheme, and helps coordinate Parish Share. Clare also supports the implementation of the diocesan Environment and Climate Justice Policy and parish engagement with these issues.
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Revd Alice Kemp
Disability Adviser
Alice supports parishes to consider their accessibility to all and conducts accessibility audits for parishes on request. Alice is also a Mental Health First Aider.
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Kirsty Cox
Receptionist and Team Administrator
Kirsty manages the reception at the Diocesan Office.
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Rebecca Cross
Strategic Programme Manager
Rebecca organises, plans and manages the Mission Areas and Resourcing Church strategic initiatives as a programme ensuring learning is shared. Rebecca is also a Mental Health First Aider.
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Registrar

Lee Coley 
Diocesan Registrar 
Contact
Phone: 07989 205926
Stone King LLP, 13 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HJ

Frances Reynolds
Registry Assistant
Contact
Phone: 020 7796 1007
Stone King LLP, 13 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HJ
Specialist Advisers

Revd Kat Campion-Spall 
Dean of Women's Ministry
Kat’s role is to promote the full inclusion of women at every level of church life and to be a strategic advocate for women clergy in the diocese.
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Revd Canon Alice Kemp
Disability Adviser    
Alice supports parishes to consider their accessibility to all and conducts accessibility audits for parishes on request. Alice is also a Mental Health First Aider.
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Revd Jordan Ling
Adviser for Ministerial Support and Wellbeing
Jordan acts as first point of contact for clergy seeking support.
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Revd Dr Catherine Okoronkwo
Bishop’s Adviser on Racial Justice
Cathy’s role is to work with the Bishop and her staff to challenge and address institutional racism to bring about cultural change in all aspects of our church’s work across the diocese.
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Revd Charles Sutton
Bishop’s Adviser for Self-Supporting Ministry
Charles offers advice and support for self-supporting ministers.
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Safeguarding

Caroline Jowett-Ive
Director of People and Safeguarding
Caroline oversees and drives the development and delivery of the people and safeguarding strategies and services of the Diocese of Bristol. Caroline’s role is to enable the Diocese to be a safe place for all people to flourish in their work and ministry.
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Adam Bond
Safeguarding Officer
Adam leads the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, providing support and guidance to parishes and responding to safeguarding allegations as required.
Contact
Mobile: 07512145236

Katheryn Caithness
Safeguarding Co-ordinator
Katheryn co-ordinates and advises on all of the Safeguarding Training bookings and is one of the DBS Super Recruiters, along with Adam Bond.
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Nick Papuca
Safeguarding Case Worker
Nick provides support undertaking case work and enquiries regarding allegations and the management of persons who may pose a risk.
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Helen Styles
Safeguarding Training Officer
Helen leads on the provision of safeguarding training across the diocese, leading a small team of Volunteer Trainers. Helen is also a Mental Health First Aider.
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