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

Ven Christopher Bryan 
Archdeacon of Malmesbury
Contact

Ven Neil Warwick 
Archdeacon of Bristol
Contact

Revd Becky Waring (from December 2023)
Acting Archdeacon of Bristol

 
Revd Adam Beaumont (from December 2023)
Associate Archdeacon 

 

Rachel Stewart
PA to the Archdeacons
Rachel is the first point of contact for the Archdeacons of Bristol and Malmesbury. 
Contact

 

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

The Revd Lucy Cleland
Chaplain to the Bishop of Bristol
Contact
Phone: 01454 777728

Vacant 
Executive Assistant to the Bishop of Bristol

Please contact the Bishop's Chaplain
Contact
Phone: 01454 777728

Janice Hodby
Secretary to the Bishop of Bristol
Contact
Phone: 01454 777728

 

Office of the Bishop of Swindon
The Bishop of Swindon's Office is closed until further notice. Please direct all enquiries to the Bishop of Bristol's Office.

Bishop's Staff Team

Rt Revd Vivienne Faull 
Bishop of Bristol 
Contact
Phone: 01454 777728

Ven Neil Warwick will be taking on this role from November 2023
Bishop of Swindon

 

Ven Christopher Bryan 
Archdeacon of Malmesbury
Contact

Ven Neil Warwick (until November 2023)
Archdeacon of Bristol
Contact

Revd Becky Waring (from December 2023)
Acting Archdeacon of Bristol

 

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).

Richard Leaman CB OBE FRSA
Diocesan Secretary/CEO
Contact

Revd Dr Simon Taylor
Director of Mission and Ministry Support
Contact

Very Revd Dr Mandy Ford
Dean of Bristol 
Contact
Phone: 01454 777728

Revd Dr Catherine Okoronkwo
Bishop’s Adviser on Racial Justice
Contact

Caroline Jowett–Ive
Director of People and Safeguarding
Contact

 

Bristol Cathedral

Contact details here

External Relations

Harrison Leonard
Director of External Relations

Harrison leads on communications, partnerships, fundraising and marketing for the Diocese and the Bishop, providing strategic support to senior staff and managing the External Relations department.

Contact Harrison directly for queries on Parish Share and other fundraising activity

Hannah Sweetnam
Head of Communications and Marketing

Hannah is responsible for internal and external communications, as well as digital development and crisis management. Owning the marketing strategy and comms plan, she is responsible for driving relevance, consistency, and engagement across all media channels. Get in touch for press, digital and other comms and marketing enquiries on our dedicated communications email.

Contact Hannah directly for urgent comms and marketing requests

 

Cyril Babeev
Press and Communications Manager

You can contact Cyril directly with any press enquiries. For more general communications enquiries please use our dedicated communications email.

 

Clare Fussell
Philanthropy and Partnership Manager 

Clare is responsible for building partnerships and securing major gifts to support the growth of the Diocese of Bristol’s ‘Transforming Church.Together’ strategy. She is the primary point of contact for high value fundraising, and also works to support parishes seeking guidance on high-value and/or corporate fundraising.

Contact

 

Emma Williams 

Digital Engagement Officer
Emma is responsible for setting up and delivering organic and paid social, email comms and PCC activty for key campaigns and business activity and providing support and guidance on social media. 

Contact Emma for digital enquiries involving the website, email and social media channels

 

Tara Nelson
Individual Giving & Supporter Care Officer


Contact

 

Olivia Clayton

Comms and Marketing Assistant

Olivia supports the Head of Comms & Marketing and the wider External Relations Team to accomplish various marketing activities that reflect our ‘Transforming Church. Together’ strategic goals.

Contact

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).

Richard Leaman CB OBE FRSA
Diocesan Secretary/CEO
Richard leads the Diocesan Support Services team in serving ministers, parishes and schools and is the Chief Officer of Bristol Diocesan Board of Finance (DBF).
Contact

Carlina Hess
Office Administrator & EA to the CEO/ SLT

Carlina is the first point of contact for the Diocesan Secretary and covers the office administrative duty in the office. She also assist Senior Leadership Team arranging meetings and taking minutes.

Contact 

Caroline Jowett–Ive
Deputy Diocesan Secretary & Director of People and Safeguarding

Caroline enables the Diocese to be a safe place for all people to flourish in their work and ministry, supporting its goal to be a Church for and serving all people. She also deputises for the CEO/Diocesan Secretary Richard in his absense or by delegation.
Contact

Stewardships, Sustainability & Environment

Amy Dartington
Environment and Sustainability Manager

As the Diocesan specialist for all aspects of environmental management and sustainability, Amy leads the Diocese in the development and implementation of its Roadmap and associated plans to achieve a Net Zero Organisation. 
Contact

Kit Connell
Environment & Sustainability Outreach Officer
Kit carries out crucial work that actively supports individuals, churches and schools to plan and do the necessary action, training and advocacy for creation care and climate justice. 
Contact

Finance and Information services

Jeff Loo
Director of Finance
Jeff operates as the Director of Finance and Technology. His responsbilities cover the Financial performace of the Diocese. Under Jeff is the Technology used with the DSS and day to day relationship with third party suppliers including the IT services provided by the National Church. 
Contact

Alan Holdsworth 
Deputy Finance Director
Alan manages the Finance Team with regard to all management and financial reporting and provides ad hoc support to Parish Treasurers.
Contact

Jyothi Joseph
Deputy Finance Manager - Currently on Maternity Leave, please use this contact 
Jyothi supports the Director of Finance,  Financial Controller, and Senior Leadership Team to ensure adequate financial 
control exists and that those controls are administered correctly.
Contact

  Tony Bennett
Interim Financial Accountant 


Contact

Graham Shaul
Parish Finance Coordinator
Graham assists with Parish Finance matters, including Trust queries, and supports the training of staff on the use of the finance systems.
Contact

Steven Mak
Finance Administrator
Steven provides finance operational support to the Finance Team.
Contact

Grant Evans
Business Intelligence Analyst
Grant's role is a blend of management accounting and business analysis. His immedicate focus is to assist the Finance department in developing comprehensive reports, reporting against our project expenditure and providing valuable analysis to support the TC.T programme. 

Contact

  Janine Davies
Contract Systems Accountant 

Contact
  Colin Flynn
Contract Accountant 

Contact

Governance Support – DAC and Pastoral Services

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.
Contact


Antoinette Vyphuis 

Governance Support Officer
Antoinette is a member of the Governance Support Team. She coordinates Bishop’s Council, as well managing the processes for patronage matters, suspensions, Pastoral Orders and Bishop’s Mission Orders (BMOs).
Contact 

Carol Craddock (Monday-Wednesday)
Governance Support Administrative Assistant
Carol provides administrative support to the Governance Team. She manages List A and B applications, quinquennial inspections and DAC site visits. Carol is also the first point of contact for visitors and taking telephone calls/emails and providing information/advice or re-directing queries.

Nathalie Makeham 
Governance Support Co-ordinator (Wednesday-Friday)

Nathalie supports the admin, planning and execution of the work of the Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches.

Contact 

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.
Contact

Katy Staples
Schools Adviser (RE, Collective worship & Christian distinctiveness)

*Currently on extended leave*


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.
Contact

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.
Contact

Jo Willis
Schools Officer (Governance and Admissions)
Jo 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.
Contact

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.
Contact

Rachel Brohier
DBE Administrator
Rachel provides administrative support to the Diocesan Board of Education Officers.
Contact

 

Sarah Wattley
Strategy Enabler for Under 18s

Sarah leads the development and delivery of our strategy that will enable children and young people across the Diocese to thrive, knowing they are loved and have support to flourish socially and spiritually. She supports those working on behalf of churches in the Diocese with children, young people and families and growing this provision.
Contact

 

Julia Watts
Schools Adviser 
Julia supports Church of England schools and academies and their parish communities to enable them to provide a distinctively Christian education; including encouraging church, school and family relationships
Contact

Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust
Website
Email

Property

Lindsey McCullam
Director of Property
Lindsey manages the diocesan property and land portfolio and advises about parish halls and properties. This includes the programme of works to DBF properties and land holdings as we work towards the target of net zero carbon emission by 2030.
Contact

Noel Wong
Diocesan Property Manager
Noel is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Diocesan property portfolio and supports the  Environment and Sustainability Team in their carbon net zero delivery work. 

Contact

 

Adam Pinder
Diocesan Property Surveyor
Adam provides surveying and project support services for the Diocesan Housing Portfolio. 

Contact

Rachel Clarke 
Property Officer
Rachel provides communication and administrative support to the Environment & Sustainability team in addition to School Property support and reporting duties.

Contact

Voirrey Guy
Property Officer 
Voirrey manages works, transactions and lettings in relation to the diocesan residential property and land portfolio.
Contact

Matt Reader
Property Coordinator 
Matt manages a range of responsibilities in relation to the Diocese'e property to ensure all are managed effectively and to a high standard.

Contact

 

Olivia Fox
Property Administrative Assistant 
Olivia provides administrative assistance to support the effective management of the Diocese's property and land portfolio.

Contact

Human Resources

Caroline Jowett–Ive
Director of People & Safeguarding and ED&I
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.
Contact

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. 
Contact

Liz Dawe
HR Officer
Liz is responsible for internal communications, staff development and equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I). Alongside other members of the HR team she also provides advice on any HR-related queries regarding leave, T&Cs of employment etc.
Contact

Jo Stephenson
HR Officer - Recruitment Lead
Jo is responsible for all staff and clergy recruitment matters and for day-to-day Human Resources functions, including acting as a first point of call for HR enquires including leave, T&Cs of employment etc.
Contact

Georgina Ross
HR Administrator
Georgina provides generalist support to the Human Resources Team, and ensures that all administration linked to the Human Resources department is kept up-to-date on a daily basis.

Contact 

 

Mission & Ministry Support Team

Revd Dr Simon Taylor
Director of Mission & Ministry Support
Simon leads the Mission and Ministry Support Team. He ensures support for ongoing vocational discernment, Christian formation and ministerial development for all licensed ministers.
Contact

Revd Sue Gent
Adviser for Ordinands and Vocations (Diocesan Director of Ordinands)
Sue oversees the discernment of vocations to ordained and lay ministry.
Contact

Revd Jordan Ling
Adviser for Clergy Wellbeing
Jordan leads on measures to enhance clergy wellbeing throughout the Diocese of Bristol and on encouraging and developing good practice.
Contact

Revd Charles Sutton
Bishop's Adviser for Self-Supporting Ministry
Contact

Revd Chris Dobson
Adviser for Parish Discipleship & Evangelism
Chris supports parishes, mission areas and deaneries to explore how discipleship and evangelism are integral to their life and context, and to help develop them in creative new ways; and leads on our relationships with churches overseas.

Contact

Claire Eade
Team Coordinator
Claire provides support for the Director of the Mission & Ministry Team and the Advisor for Lay Ministry as well as co-ordinating team administration.

Contact

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. 
Contact

Revd Rosy Ashley 
Adviser for Parish Development 
 
Contact

Revd Lee Barnes 
Adviser for Curacy & Adviser for Fresh Expression of Church

Lee supports Christian communities across the Diocese in creating new ways of connecting with people outside the formal church and enabling others to connect with where God is already at work. He also has particular oversight of all aspects of curacies in the Diocese, the ministerial training, formation and development of ordained ministers.

Contact 

Phone: 07521 755358

Ruth Day
Team
Administrator
Ruth supports all aspects of the work of the Team.
Contact

 

Denise Channing
Clergy development and wellbeing

Contact

 

Registrar 

Lee Coley 
Diocesan Registrar 
Contact
Phone: 07989 205926
Stone King LLP, Boundary House, 91 Charterhouse Street, London EC1M 6HR

Frances Reynolds
Registry Assistant
Contact
Phone: 020 7796 1007
Stone King LLP, Boundary House, 91 Charterhouse Street, London EC1M 6HR

Davinia Davey 
Apprentice Solicitor 
Contact
Phone: 01225 337599
Stone King LLP, Upper Borough Court (UBC), Upper Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1R

Specialist Advisers

Rashida Hartley
Racial Justice Project Officer
Rashida supports the Bishop’s Racial Justice Task Group in delivering the commitments made by the Bishop of Bristol in June 2020
Contact

 

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.
Contact

Leanne Parkes
Diocesan Dementia and Older People’s Mental Health Adviser   
Leanne advises parishes in developing Dementia Friendly Churches and works to develop resources for older people’s mental health.
Contact

 

Hayley Brydges
Mental Health Adviser   

Hayley advises the Diocese in developing training and support for staff and volunteers in our churches, to improve the welcome and support we give to people living with mental health challenges and their families and carers. 
Contact

Revd Jordan Ling
Adviser for Ministerial Support and Wellbeing
Jordan acts as first point of contact for clergy seeking support.
Contact

 

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.
Contact

 

Revd Charles Sutton
Bishop’s Adviser for Self-Supporting Ministry
Charles offers advice and support for self-supporting ministers.
Contact

 

Revd Dr Minty Hull
Adviser for Spiritual Direction
Contact

 

Safeguarding

Caroline Jowett-Ive
Director of People & Safeguarding and ED&I
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.
Contact

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: 
07543 504977

Katheryn Caithness
Safeguarding Team Co-ordinator
Katheryn provides advice and guidance to Parishes and Safeguarding Officers on policy, procedure, DBS and Safer Recruitment and on all training matters.
Contact

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.
Contact

Esther Williams
Safeguarding Case Worker
Esther provides support undertaking case work and enquiries regarding allegations and the management of persons who may pose a risk.
Contact    Moblie: 07543 505065

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.
Contact

Transforming Church.Together

Rob Mountain
Director of Transformation
Rob supports the Bishop, CEO and SLT members in acheiving the transformation that God has inspired us to aim for. He also reviews and evaluates progress to make sure we are achieving what we set out to do and helps project members to suceed in their part of the Transforming Church. Together programme. 
Contact

 

Michelle Butler 
Transforming Church. Together (TCT) Programme Manager 
Michelle is responsible for leading the team and implementing the new Transforming Church. Together Programme, working collaboratively, creating transformational and cultural change. 

Contact 

 

Elizabeth Bergeron
Transforming Church. Togther (TCT) Programme Officer
Elizabeth helps to record and monitor the risk, progress, budgets and impact. Working collaboratively with the Communications Team and key internal and external stakeholders to ensure that everyone is well informed, inspired and connected.
Contact 

Hannah Stephenson
Transforming Church. Togther (TCT) Programme Administrator

Hannah's role as administrator is to support the whole of the transformation team in their day to day activities. So that they can more effectively, internally and externally reach their goals of transformation
Contact  

The Revd Dr Andy Murray
Dean of Priority Communities 


Contact 

Ellie Carpenter
Volunteering Workstream Coordinator 

Ellie is working to support the Volunteering Workstream in the Mission Leadership area of the Transforming Church. Together strategic plan. She is completing research and recommendations around the Diocesan volunteering policy and processes to deliver against the TC.T strategic plan objectives. This includes a recruitment and development plan and toolkits for church volunteers, alongside guidance on setting up a central volunteer register.

Contact 
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