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This Guide is intended to help members of Diocesan organisations and parish officers to reach the right person quickly and easily. Click on the name to send an e-mail. If the person you are looking for is not listed please contact Reception.

The Diocesan Office
53 New Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1AT

Email: reception@chelmsford.anglican.org
Tel: 01245 294400

Bookshop  | Communications | Diocesan Advisory Committee | Education | Finance | Human Resources | Information Technology | Mission and Ministry | Pastoral | Print Unit | Property Services | Programme Management |  Reception | Retreat House | Safeguarding | Youth 

Chief Executive and Diocesan Secretary Joel Gowen 01245 294410 Works with the Bishop of Chelmsford in developing and implementing his strategy and heads up the Diocesan Board of Finance. 
Executive Assistant Vacancy 01245  294409 Manages the Chief Executive’s office.

 

Bookshop

Bookshop Manager Rachel Orford 01245 294405 Manages our Bookshop. 
Bookshop Assistant  Sally Matthewson 01245 294405 Assists in our Bookshop.

 

Communications

Director of Communications and Media  Vacancy 01245 294424

Responsible for the development and implementation of the Diocesan Communications and Media Strategy. Leads our Communications and Media Team and supports the Diocesan Bishop, members of the Bishop’s Staff Team, clergy and parishes in their communications and use of media.

Communications Executive  Sarah Newman  01245 294443 Provides communications support for clergy and parishes. 
Web Designer and Developer James Cottis 07941 266858 Administers our websites, social media and digital marketing.
Editor of We Pray Jenny Robinson 01376 516727 Edits our We Pray publication.

 

Property Services

Head of Property  Vacancy   Manages the property team

Diocesan Surveyor

Kevin Quinlan 01245 294415 Prepares plans, prepares specifications and contracts, manages new builds and redundant churches.
Estates Manager Sid Rudd 01245 294417 Prepares plans, specifications and contracts for new kitchens, bathrooms and major refurbishment schemes etc, vacancy inspections and works, including lettings and Health and Safety.
Building Surveyor/Project Manager Terry Beeson 01245 294418 Manages property helpdesk, oversees periodic works, repairs, boiler servicing and administration.
Building Surveyor/Project Manager Chris Harwood 01245 294436 Prepares plans, specifications and contracts for new kitchens, bathrooms and major refurbishment schemes etc, vacancy inspections and works.
Building Surveyor/Project Manager Jamie Woods 01245 294435 Prepares plans, specifications and contracts for new kitchens, bathrooms and major refurbishment schemes etc, vacancy inspections and works.
Property Support Manager Anna Franklin 01245 294420  Administers glebe land and property, deeds and records. Secretary to the Houses Committee and Investments Committee.
 

Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC)

DAC Secretary Sandra Turner 01245 294423 Supports the Diocesan Advisory Committee. Advises on the Faculty procedures. Supervises the programme of quinquennial inspections of church buildings.
DAC Assistant Joanne Beaumont 01245 294413 Assists our DAC department.

 

Education

Dean of Mission & Ministry and Education Revd Canon Dr Roger Matthews 01245 294455 Manages the work of the central diocesan officers and co-ordinates the development of our strategy for Mission through Ministry and Education. Oversees the Clergy Leadership Programme and has responsibility for our overseas companion links and for liaising with the Lead Bishop Advisory Groups, the Church and World Committee and Issue Groups.
Director of Education Revd Tim Elbourne 01245 294442 Manages our Education team; develops our strategy for children, young people and families; represents the Diocese in matters relating to Church schools
Schools Adviser                                Heather Tetchner 01245 294440 Works with local authority succession groups, runs workshops and conferences and works with the Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) Succession Planning Working Group.
Schools Adviser Carrie Prior  07583 032694 Works with local authority succession groups, runs workshops and conferences and works with the Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) Succession Planning Working Group.
Schools Adviser Lallie Godfrey 01245 294440 Works with local authority succession groups, runs workshops and conferences and works with the Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) Succession Planning Working Group.
Schools Adviser Ruth Everett 01245 294440 Works with local authority succession groups, runs workshops and conferences and works with the Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) Succession Planning Working Group.

Schools Adviser
& Collective Worship Lead.

Helen Craig 07972 108483 Works with local authority succession groups, runs workshops and conferences and works with the Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) Succession Planning Working Group. Leads on Collective Worship 
Education Support Officer
Jill Smylie 01245 294441 Assists our Director of Education and provide a full range of support services to the team and the DBE.
Education Support Officer Cathy Pearson  01245 294441 Assists our Director of Education and provide a full range of support services to the team and the DBE.
Children's Work Adviser - Early Years Ann Sharp 01245 294440 Advises, supports, encourages and resources people who work with under 5s and their families. Leads on Sparrows childcare.
Schools Officer Bryan Lester 01245 294439 School buildings, land, finance and academies.
Children's Work Adviser Steve Kersys 01245 294448

Advises, supports, encourages and resources people who work with children in our Diocese.

Education Projects Officer Catherine Forsyth (currently on maternity leave) 01245 294 440 Supports the work of the Education team by managing the implementation of a range of projects.

Finance

Chief Accountant Margaret Essery 01245 294426  Leads the Finance team.                                                                               
Data and Business Systems Manager Chris Copus 01245 294494 Manages the data team and information systems including MyDiocese, develops statistical reporting to support different bodies within the Diocese
Data Assistant Susan Cartwright 01245 294432 Maintains the contact database, PGS Support, administers clergy relocations and new appointments
Finance Assistant  Mary McIlroy 01245 294461 Payments, Fees and general financial management.
Finance Assistant Debbie Humphreys 01245 294473 Staff payroll, trusts and general financial management.

 

Human Resources

HR Manager Denise Child 01245 294427 Staff HR processes, Statements of Particulars for Clergy appointments, general HR advice.
Transition Manager  Dawn Weddell 01245 294467

Manages the recruitment process within the new organisational structure and works closely with the HR manager to support HR. Supports the management of Sparrows Childcare and the Chelmsford Diocesan House of Retreat, Pleshey.

 

Information Technology

Information Technology Officer Andrew Bucknell 01245 294469 Manages the IT estate across our offices.

 

Mission and Ministry

Dean of Mission & Ministry and Education Revd Canon Dr Roger Matthews 01245 294455 Manages the work of the central diocesan officers and co-ordinates the development of our strategy for Mission through Ministry and Education. Oversees the Clergy Leadership Programme and has responsibility for our overseas companion links and for liaising with the Lead Bishop Advisory Groups, the Church and World Committee and Issue Groups.
Head of New Christian Communities Dave Wade  01245 294419 Oversees the development and project management of church planting and fresh expressions. Leads on establishing church in the strategic mission priority areas of new housing.
Lay Development Adviser Revd Dr Elizabeth Jordan 01245 294454 Oversees provision of adult education and training resources including the Course in Christian Studies, Lent and Eastertide Schools and Reader training.
Continuing Ministerial Development Adviser for the Bradwell Area Revd Canon Andy Griffiths 07976 673087 Provision of CMD for the Bradwell Area and holds diocesan-wide responsibility for the initial training of Curates in their first four years of ministry.
Continuing Ministerial Education Adviser for the Colchester Area Revd Canon Ian Hilton 01245 294453 Provision of CMD for the Colchester Episcopal Area and development of central CMD projects and processes. 
Continuing Ministerial Development Adviser for the Barking Area Revd Jill Mowbray 0208 2812574 Lead responsibility for years 5+ CMD, the training courses beyond curacy, and links with the Eastern Region and London Diocese. Also the Adviser for our Barking Area.
Continuing Ministerial Development Adviser for the Barking Area Revd Alex Summers 01245 294440 Provision of CMD for the Barking Episcopal Area
Mission and Ministry Administrator Diane Hardy 01245 294449 Administrator for the Mission and Ministry team. 
PA and Lead Administrator Liz Watson 01245 294455 PA to Roger Matthews and Lead Administrator for the Mission and Ministry team. 
CMD Administrator Sue Denham 01245 294450 Administers the CME Grant Scheme for Clergy and Readers and provides secretarial support to the CME Advisers.
Pastoral Assistants Training Co-ordinator Judy Cecil 01245 294456 Co-ordinates and develops the organisation of the Pastoral Assistants Training Programme. Co-ordinates the work of the Area Pastoral Assistant links and oversees review systems for commissioned Pastoral Assistants.
CMD Adviser Vacancy 01371 872509 Development and implementation of Ministerial Development Review.
Diocesan Director of Ordinands Revd Canon Philip Need 01245 294421 Vocations to Ordained priestly ministry.
DDO Administratrator Jessica Bostock 01245 294422 Administrator to the Diocesan Director of Ordinands.

 

 

 

Print Unit

Print Unit Manager Andrea Pannell 01245 294404 Manages the Diocesan Print Unit. Provides design/artwork service. Oversees office stationery procurement.
Print Unit Technical Assistant Chris Garfield 01245 294404 Supports the Print Unit Manager in all aspects of digital print production.
The Print Unit provides design, print and finishing services for our offices, parishes and other organisations/individuals. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. 01245 294404.

 

 

 

Programme Management 

Head of Programe Management  Qandell Grayson 01245 294411  

Retreat House, Pleshey

Retreat House Manager Kate Marshall 01245 237251 Manages the Chelmsford Diocesan House of Retreat, Pleshey
Retreat House Assistant Mangager Jo Hall 01245 237251 Assists the Retreat House Manager in running the Chelmsford Diocesan House of Retreat, Pleshey
Retreat House Admin Assistant Sarah Wilson 01245 237251 Administration Assistant for the Chelmsford Diocesan House of Retreat, Pleshey

Reception

Receptionists Marian Wells 01245 294400 Manage reception, switchboard, room hire and post.
Debbie Grant

 

Safeguarding

Safeguarding Manager Amanda Goh 01245 294457 Manages our Safeguarding team.
Deputy Safeguarding Manager Danielle Law 01245 294472

Supports the Safeguarding Manager in developing policy and training, gives expert and confidential advice to parishes about policy and practice; handles casework where abuse is disclosed or alleged.

Safeguarding Case Worker Vacancy 01245 294479 Gives expert and confidential advice to parishes about policy and practice; handles casework where abuse is disclosed or alleged; and gives training and support when issues arise.
Safeguarding Assistant

Lynda Saunders

01245 294490 Manages and processes DBS applications and supports the Safeguarding Training Programme.
Safeguarding Administrator Laura Tyler (currently on maternity leave) 01245 294438 Manages and processes DBS applications and Online Child Protection Training.

Service Delivery

Head of Service Delivery Nathan Whitehead 01245 294412 Manages Pastoral and church government processes, including parish reorganisation, closed churches, elections, Diocesan Synod and the Mission & Pastoral Committees. Is also the Data Protection Officer for the CDBF. Manages the DAC, Print Unit, Bookshop and Reception teams. 
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Youth Advisers 
  

Barking area Children and Families Missioner (also covering for  Barking Area Youth Adviser)

Emma Anderton

07903 831965

Supports and resourses those who are working with children and families in the Barking Area and is also responsible for  delivering the Diocesan Youth Strategy in the Barking area and advising on youth related matters. 
Bradwell Area Youth Adviser

Mark Tiddy

07845 349542 Responsible for  delivering the Diocesan Youth Strategy in the Bradwell area and advising on youth related matters. 
Colchester Area Youth Adviser Dot Salmon 07972 301305 Responsible for  delivering the Diocesan Youth Strategy in the Colchester area and advising on youth related matters. 

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