Who’s who

Our administrative staff are headed up by Diocesan Secretary, Benjamin Preece Smith.
You can write to us at: Church House, College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LY.

Call us Church House reception: 01452 410022
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See also: Bishops and Senior Leadership


Church House administration

Assistant to Diocesan Secretary Kerry Pateman 01452 835512
Senior Glebe, Diocesan Trust and Pastoral Officer Clare Mouat 01452 835528
Life Development Officer Kathryn Warner 01452 835529
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Area Deans and Lay Chairs

NB. Safeguarding Advisory Panel rep for Area Deans is David Russell (Wooton ↓).

Deanery Area Dean Lay Chair
Cheltenham Gary Grady assisted by:

Roger Widdecombe (inter-deanery meetings)

Josie Goodwin (Pastoral)

Deanery Administrator:

Liz Johnson

Sara Turner
Cirencester Equal co-area deans:

John Swanton (First Contact. DMPG, Area Deans meetings Deanery Finances)

Andrew Cinnamond (Vacancies, Deanery Strategic Plans)

Graham Morris (no portfolio until after clergy conference)

Val Thorne (Clergy wellbeing including  PTO and retired)

George Collins
Forest South Vacant post

Assistant: Mike Barnsley

Chris Witham
Gloucester City Jo Pestell  assisted by:

Rob Crofton

Sarah Todd

Les Riley
North Cotswold Katrina Scott Michael Storey
Severn Vale Jacqui Hyde assisted by:

John Longuet-Higgins

Sue Padfield
Stroud Susan Murray assisted by:

Howard Gilbert

Liz Palin

Margaret Sheather
Tewkesbury and Winchcombe Stephen Walker assisted by:

Julia Hook

Steve Grindrod
Wooton David Russell . Tel: 01454 294267  (Safeguarding Advisory Panel rep for Area Deans) assisted by:

Michael Cozens

Carole Ann O’Donnel
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Communications and Engagement

Visit the Communications and Engagement section of this website

Senior Communications Officer Katherine Clamp 07709 524258
Assistant Communications Officer Kelly Owen 07436965151
Senior Digital Communications Officer Sam Cavender 07803 758191
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People, Pastoral and Safeguarding Department

(includes Office Management, HR & Safeguarding, Church Buildings, and Pastoral)


HR & Safeguarding Team

Visit the Safeguarding section of this website

Human Resources Advisor Alice Clark 01452 835558
DBS and Safer Recruitment Administrator Kate Peake 01452 835586
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor Becca Faal 01452 835516
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor Brett Riches 01452 835516
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor Melanie Biscoe 01452 835516


Office Management Team

Office Manager and Assistant to Judith Knight Helen Crawford 01452 835589
Church House Receptionist and Administrative Assistant Laura Evans 01452 835531


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Church Buildings Team and Diocesan Advisory Committee

Visit the Church Buildings section of this website

Senior Church Buildings Officer – DAC and Care of Churches Adam Klups 01452 835567
Church Buildings Administrator Cathy McIntyre 01452 835593
Assistant Church Buildings Officer Hilary Menendez 01452 835602
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Enterprise Department

(includes Finance and Property & Development)

Director of Enterprise David Thorpe


Finance Team

Visit the Finance section of this website

General Enquiries
Finance Manager Carolyn Lolley 01452 835603
Finance Officer Harriet Fletcher 01452 835521
Finance Assistant Gemma Dee 01452 835520
Finance Assistant Mina Chapman 01452 835598
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Property & Development Team

Visit the Property section of this website

Reactive Maintenance Officer Chris Swioklo 01452 835577
Property Surveyor Craig Smith  01452 835596
Property Administrator Mary Coates 01452 835530
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Education Department

Visit the Education section

General Enquiries Emma Pooley 01452 835539
Principal Advisor for Governance Roland Roberts 01452 835542
Principal Advisor for Buildings, Admissions and Trusts David Williams 01452 835537
Principal Advisor for School Christian Character incl. RE, Collective Worship and Spirituality Debbie Helme 01452 835550
Principal Advisor for School Christian Character incl. Courageous Advocacy, RSHE and wellbeing Kerry Geddis 01452 835536
Administrator – Education Team Emma Pooley 01452 835539
Administrator – SIAMS Rowan Scott-Berry 01452 835559
Administrator – Jumping Fish Sarah Major 01452 835560
Administrator – Clerking, Buildings, Finance and Governance Hannah Leckebusch 01452 835557
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Mission and Ministry Department

Related: Developing your Ministry

Postal address: Mission and Ministry Department, 4 College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LR


Head of Discipleship and Vocations and Deputy Director Pauline Godfrey 01452 835548
07772 280344
Head of Ministerial Development and Deputy Director Ian Bussell 01452 835545
07895 448235
Diocesan Director of Ordinands Ann Sargent 01452 835547
07950 840141
Environmental Engagement Officer Cate Williams 01452 835543
07394 057087
Growing Faith and Spirituality Officer Jo Wetherall 01452 835552
07394 059289
Lay Ministry Officer and Warden of Readers Lee Barnes 07828 622362
Personal Assistant to Sandra Millar and Administrator for Ian Bussell
and Pauline Godfrey
Ruth Cameron 01452 835551
07546 702899
DDO Secretary Julie Mansfield 01452 835554
07754 099756
Assistant Team Administrator and Administrator for Lee Barnes Ellie Griffiths-Edwards 01452 835544
07928 809780

Diocese of Gloucester Funeral Project

Funeral Project Manager Nick Partridge
Funeral Project Deputy Manager Phil Jaekel
Funeral Project Admin Support Annette Teschner 07742 700319
Funeral Project Admin Support Joanne Scrivens 07742 700319

Deanery Youth Connectors

Senior Youth Connector Barrie Voyce 07359 068672
Youth Connector – North Deaneries Amy Todd
Youth Connector – West Deaneries Charlotte Butcher

Church Army Centre of Mission

Lay Worker and Lead Evangelist Andy Wilson 07907 375779
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Mission and Ministry Advisors

Related: Developing your Ministry

Bishop’s Adviser for the Ministry of Healing and Wholeness Sheila Appleton 07946 723851
Diocesan Ecumenical Officer Jacqui Hyde 01452 713421
Civil Protection Advisor Peter Cheesman 01452 740533
Inter-faith Advisor Simon Howell 01453 350387
Diocesan Spirituality Advisor Liz Palin 01452 741147



Clergy Widows and Retirement Officers


Clergy Widows Officer (Cheltenham Archdeaconry) Paul Youde 01242 463174
Clergy Widows Officer (Gloucester Archdeaconry) Paul Wilkinson 01452 504457
Retirement Officer (Cheltenham Archdeaconry) John Sharpe 01242 677057
Retirement Officer (Gloucester Archdeaconry) Mike Parsons 01452 308227
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Parish Giving Scheme (PGS)

Visit the Parish Giving Scheme website

Call us 0333 002 1260

Email parish giving


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Diocese of Gloucester Academies Trust (DGAT)

Visit the DGAT website
Postal address: DGAT, 4 College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LR

Chief Executive – Diocese of Gloucester Academies Trust Rachel Howie 01452 835578
Deputy CEO Helen Springett 01452 835585
Company Secretary Ellie Hully 01452 835597
Executive Officer Emma Anderson
Head of Business and Operations Rob Jones 01452 835569
Head of Finance Keren Bass 01452 835538
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Finance Lead Chris Thompson 01452 835556
Finance Lead Katy Graham 01452 835587
Finance Assistant Steve Green 01452 835572
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