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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Revd Becky Waring 
Acting Archdeacon of Bristol

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Revd Adam Beaumont 
Associate Archdeacon 

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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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Bishops' Offices

 

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

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

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

Maria Quantock
Head of the Office of the Bishop of Bristol

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 temporarily closed. Please direct all enquiries to the Bishop of Bristol's Office.

The Rt Revd Neil Warwick
Bishop of Swindon
Contact
Phone: 01454 777728

Sarah Simpson
EA to the Bishop of Swindon

Bishop's Staff Team

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

The Rt Revd Neil Warwick 
Bishop of Swindon

Contact
Phone: 01454 777728

Ven Christopher Bryan 
Archdeacon of Malmesbury
Contact

Revd Becky Waring 
Acting Archdeacon of Bristol

Contact 
 

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 Mission and Ministry Support
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The Very Revd Dr Mandy Ford
Dean of Bristol 
Contact
Phone: 01454 777728

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

Weekday contact 
Out of hours emergency contact: 07751521243

Hannah Sweetnam
Deputy Director of External Relations

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
Partnerships and Public Affairs Manager

Cyril is responsible for establishing new strategic partnerships and supporting existing ones, including charities, political and public bodies, and private sector organisations, and working with parishes and strategic partners to deliver awareness-raising social action campaigns initiatives. He also ensures the delivery of consistent and effective messaging across various channels to shape the public perception of the Diocese.

Contact Cyril with any press enquiries or if you need support with media requests and press releases

James Morrey
Giving & Resources Officer

James is responsible for being the first point of contact for parishes who have questions or concerns relating to Parish Share, giving, stewardship and fundraising support.

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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

Tara helps Parishes to run campaigns fundraising from individuals through small gifts, legacies and regular giving. Alongside this, she safeguards the diocese' fundraising data and develops our External Relations technologies. 

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 assists the Senior Leadership Team arranging meetings and taking minutes.

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Lindsey McCullam
Director of Property and Deputy Diocesan Secretary
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. 
She also deputises for the CEO/Diocesan Secretary Richard in his absense or by delegation.
Contact

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. 
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Finance and Information services

Stephen Sheridan 
Director of Finance and IT
Stephen's responsbilities cover the Financial performace of the Diocese. Stephen is also responsible for the Technology used in the DSS and day to day relationship with third party suppliers including  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.
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Tony Bennett
Interim Financial Accountant 


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Graham Shaul
Senior Controls and Sales Ledger Accountant
Graham assists with Parish Finance matters, including Trust queries, and supports the training of staff on the use of the finance systems.
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Steven Mak
Finance Administrator
Steven provides finance operational support to the Finance Team.
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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. 

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Janine Davies
Contract Systems Accountant 

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Colin Flynn
Contract Accountant 

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Krystyna Krzyzewska
Sales Ledger and Controls Assistant

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Michelle Butler 
IT Lead and 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. Michelle also leads on our IT infrastructure.

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

Tara Owen
Governance Support Officer
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Carol Craddock (Monday-Wednesday)
Governance Support Coordinator
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.

Contact

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.
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Laura Harris

Deputy Diocesan Director of Education and Senior 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
Governance and Schools Support Officer

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

Rachel Arberry
Youth Engagement Officer

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Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust
Website
Email

Property

Lindsey McCullam
Director of Property and Deputy Diocesan Secretary
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

Kate Tatchell
Diocesan Property Manager

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

Contact

Rachel Clarke - Currently on Maternity leave 
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.
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Toni Bush
Church Buildings Community Engagement Enabler 

Toni plays a key part of making 20 of the most in need church buildings of the Dioceses of Salisbury and Bristol be used as a social and community resource.

Peter Hook
Church Buildings Repair and Maintenance Officer


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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.

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

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Human Resources

Vacant
Director of People & Safeguarding 


 

 

Denise Channing
HR Manager and Acting Director of People
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 Coordinator
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.
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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
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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.

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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

Revd Rosy Ashley 
Adviser for Parish Development 
R
osy supports parishes, benefices and deaneries in developing vision setting and actions plans to further the mission and ministry of local churches in the Diocese during vacancies and more generally.  

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


Revd Jeremy Andrew 

Adviser for Ministerial Development 

Jeremy takes responsibility for supporting ministers in their professional and vocational development. He is leading on introducing a coaching programme for licensed ministers of the Diocese of Bristol, whilst also supporting the Ministerial Development Review and coordinating further training for clergy. Jeremy also oversees clergy on extended ministerial development leave.

Contact

Ruth Day
Team
Administrator
Ruth supports all aspects of the work of the Team.
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Emma Snook
Mission & Ministry Support Team Administrator

Emma provides administrative support for the Adviser for Parish Discipleship & Evangelism, the Adviser for Parish Development & the Adviser for Ministerial Development as well as providing support to the wider team when required.

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
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Revd Anjali Kanagaratnam
Racial Justice Coordinator 
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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.
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.
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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
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Safeguarding

Vacant
Director of People & Safeguarding


 

Adam Bond
Diocesan 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 and IT Lead
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. Together (TCT) Projects Manager
Elizabeth is responsible for delivering the four Missional Projects that make up the funded part of the TC.T Programme. She works 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
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Revd Dr Andy Murray
Dean of Priority Communities 

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Sarah Neale 
Priority Community Network Project Officer 

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Evie Jones
Priority Community Network Project Administrator 

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