Jo Beacroft-Mitchell

Jo Beacroft-Mitchell

Team Leader, Generous Giving and Stewardship

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01904 699500

Jo is responsible for the definition, implementation and delivery of our Sustainable Giving strategy, and for the management and deployment of our team of Advisers.

Heather Black

Heather Black

Team Leader, 'Mustard Seed', and elected Lay Member of the Church of England's General Synod representing the Diocese of York

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07852 151740

Heather is the first Team Leader for 'Mustard Seed', the Diocese of York's programme to grow disciples in places where life is tough.

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Jamie Rotherham

Jamie Rotherham

Property Operational Surveyor

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01904 699520

Jamie is a Building Surveyor. He is responsible for the day to day management of our operational properties, including maintenance, condition surveying, specification of works and contract management.

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Diocesan Director of Education

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Andrew is the Diocesan Director of Education and is responsible for managing the work of the Education Department and the lead officer in the development of the Board of Education strategy and policies for working with children and young people in schools, colleges and universities. He works closely with the Department for Education and local authority colleagues on school organisational matters and offers advice and support to schools on academy and collaboration frameworks. He also represents the Board in appropriate contexts at local and national level.

Wanda Paterson

Wanda Paterson

Reception

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01904 699500

Wanda Paterson is one of the first points of contact for enquiries at the Diocesan Office from Monday to Wednesday most weeks, as well as offering administrative support.

Sammi Tooze

Sammi Tooze

Adviser, Generous Giving and Stewardship

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01904 699500

Working with the Team Leader, Sammi is part of delivering our Sustainable Giving strategy, helping to develop resources centrally, and equipping and encouraging at parish and deanery level.

Rosie Bailey

Rosie Bailey

Vocations Team Administrator

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07511 548635

Rosie provides administrative support to the Vocations Team on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (9.30am-2.30pm).

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Kathryn Rose

Kathryn Rose

Director of Finance

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01904 699537

Kathryn is the Director of Finance and provides a full range of financial services to the Diocese including responsibility for the day to day financial management, leading and developing the Finance Team, overseeing the Property Team and taking a key a role in developing financial strategies. She is also Company Secretary to The York Diocesan Board of Finance Ltd.

Becci Leckenby

Becci Leckenby

DBS Administrator for the Office of the Archbishop of York

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01904 772378

Becci is the DBS Administrator for the Diocese of York, and is based at Bishopthorpe Palace in the Archbishop’s office (where she is also Assistant to the Provincial Safeguarding Adviser). She should be contacted with any queries regarding safer recruitment and the DBS process, and can also be contacted for basic safeguarding queries.

Martin Sheppard

Martin Sheppard

Director of Communications and Parish Resourcing

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01904 699530 / 07377 356621

Martin heads up internal communication, external media relations and has oversight of the Generous Giving & Stewardship Team.

Martin, who worships at St Luke's in York, held a similar role from 1999 to 2008 and returned to York in 2017 after five years as head of communications in the Diocese of Newcastle.

Julie O'Hara

Julie O'Hara

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser

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01904 699524

Based at the diocesan office at Clifton Moor, York, Julie brings a wealth of experience to a role that involves training, support, advice and managing issues relating to the protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults across the diocese.

Safeguarding concerns should be raised with Julie on 07551 124951 or email safeguarding@yorkdiocese.org.

Keith Halliday

Keith Halliday

Church Buildings Adviser

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01904 699523

Keith joined the Diocese of York in 2018 after working as a Heritage Consultant over the previous couple of years, and has held a number of roles over nine years with the Diocese of Lincoln.

Charles Anelay

Charles Anelay

Property Portfolio Manager

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01904 699521

Charles is a Chartered Builder. He is responsible for strategic planning and for overseeing the management of the housing portfolio and the Glebe estate.

Lorna Heatley

Lorna Heatley

Communications Officer

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01904 699531

Lorna joined the Diocesan Communications team in 2019; she is a church member at Bolton Priory, between Harrogate and Skipton.

Lorna is responsible for most of the growing video output from the Diocese, and shares responsibility for the Diocesan website and social media, the fortnightly emails 'The Briefing' and 'The Journal' and more.

Rob Marshall

Rob Marshall

Assistant Safeguarding Adviser

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01904 699524

Rob works closely with Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser Julie O’Hara. Rob worked in a safeguarding role within a school following 14 years with South Yorkshire Police.

Celia Wilson

Celia Wilson

School Development Adviser

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01904 699500

Celia supports schools in the development, monitoring and evaluation of their Christian distinctiveness, Religious Education and collective worship in their preparation for SIAMS. She delivers support to schools through our Service Level Agreement and is the link adviser for a number of schools.

The Revd Jackie Doyle-Brett

The Revd Jackie Doyle-Brett

Diocesan Adviser on Young Vocations

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01904 628337

Jackie Doyle-Brett is Vicar of St Luke's, York, and additionally works as part of a diocese-wide Vocations network which promotes and discerns vocations, both lay and ordained, and provides appropriate training ‘to equip the saints for ministry'.

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The Revd John Lee

The Revd John Lee

Team Leader, 20s-40s

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John is responsible for day-to-day oversight of the work of building New Worshipping Communities focused on 20s-40s, and leads a team of 14 full-time 20s – 40s Ministers, placed strategically across the Diocese of York. He was Rector of St Paul's, Holgate Rd, York from 2002 to the end of 2018, and in the last year took on additional oversight of St Barnabas, Leeman Road, and became Area Dean of York - in effect the convenor of all the Church of England clergy in the City of York.

Carolyn Edwards

Carolyn Edwards

Diocesan Children's and Young People's Adviser

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01904 699545

Carolyn was appointed to the new role of Children and Young People’s Adviser for the Diocese late in 2018.

She has many years experience in ministry with children and young people and previously the Programme Lead for the Mission and Ministry degree courses at Cliff College near Sheffield, having previously worked with Oxford CYM training students in youth and children’s ministry.

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Philippa Boulding

Philippa Boulding

School Development Adviser (part time)

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01904 699500

Philippa supports schools in the development, monitoring and evaluation of their Christian distinctiveness, Religious Education and collective worship and in their preparation for SIAMS. She delivers support to schools through our Service Level Agreement and is the link adviser for a number of schools.