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
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Ven Neil Warwick 
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 
Contact
Phone: 01454 777728

Rt Revd Dr Lee Rayfield
Bishop of Swindon
Contact
Phone: 01793 538654

Ven Christopher Bryan 
Archdeacon of Malmesbury
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Ven Neil Warwick 
Archdeacon of Bristol
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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
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Revd Dr Simon Taylor
Director of Ministry Development
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Revd Canon Dr Martin Gainsborough
Chaplain to the Bishop of Bristol 
Contact
Phone: 01454 777728
Very Revd Dr Mandy Ford
Dean of Bristol 
Contact
Phone: 01454 777728
Revd Kat Campion-Spall 
Dean of Women's Ministry
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Revd Dr Catherine Okoronkwo
Bishop’s Adviser on Racial Justice
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Caroline Jowett–Ive
Director of People and Safeguarding
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Jane Vause
Director of Transformation
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Bristol Cathedral

Contact details here
Communications

Jeanette Bate
Interim Director of Communications
Jeanette leads on 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 Jeanette.
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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).

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).
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Jeff Loo
Interim Finance Director
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Environment

Clare Fussell
Senior Stewardship Adviser (Clare is currently on maternity leave)
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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Vacant
Stewardship Support Officer
XX supports the development of financial and environmental stewardship across the diocese.
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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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Caroline McConnell 
Clerk to the Trustees of the Foundation of St Matthias (St Matthias Trust)
Caroline 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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Governance Support – DAC and Pastoral Services
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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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Anna Taylor
Governance Support Officer
Anna 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).
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Andrew Wigley
Governance Support Administrative Assistant
Andrew provides admin support to the Governance Support Team. He manages List A and B applications, quinquennial inspections and DAC site visits. He is also the first point of contact for visitors and taking telephone calls/emails and providing information/advice or re-directing queries appropriately.
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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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Emily Fyfe 
Property Officer (Monday–Wednesday)
Emily manages works, transactions and lettings in relation to the diocesan residential property and land portfolio. 
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Rachel Clarke
Property Officer (Wednesday - Friday)
Rachel manages works, transactions and lettings in relation to the diocesan residential property and land portfolio.
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Voirrey Guy
Property Administrative Assistant
Voirrey makes arrangements for routine repairs to residential properties for clergy and tenant occupants and supports with property related admin.
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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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Liz Dawe
HR Officer
Liz co-ordinates 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 Officer
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
Rebecca Cross
Strategic Programme Manager and Mental Health First Aider/Instructor
Rebecca leads on the Mission Area and Resources Programmes for the Diocese and is also a Mental Health First Aid Instructor.
Contact
 

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

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.
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.
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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.
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 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.
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: 07512145236

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.
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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.
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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.
Contact
Stewardship

Naomi Buckler
Senior Giving Adviser 
Naomi supports parishes with stewardship and fundraising and helps coordinate Parish Share.
Contact

Clare Fussell
Senior Stewardship Adviser (Clare is currently on maternity leave)
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.
Contact
Transformation  

Jane Vause
Director of Transformation
Jane has over 25 years’ experience in delivering large scale transformation programmes in a range of sectors including healthcare, higher education, financial services, and the not-for-profit sector. Jane's main role is to 
take forward our new five-year strategy, Transforming Church. Together.
Contact

Position Vacant
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