Jenny Price

Jenny Price

Safeguarding Trainer and Volunteer Coordinator

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07800 740001

Jenny was a Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser for 12 years in the Northern Province, previously having been an Education Safeguarding lead in a Local Authority. She brings many years’ safeguarding experience and having been born and brought up in Liverpool, where they talk a lot, says she has a fund of relevant situations which help to promote both good understanding and best practice in safeguarding across the Diocese of York.

Alice Lambert-Ellis

Alice Lambert-Ellis

Programme Administrator (part-time), Multiply and Mustard Seed

alice.lambert-ellis@yorkdiocese.orgSend Email
01904 699500

Alice provides programme support and administration across both Mustard Seed and Multiply. Her previous experience has been in university administration, working in student admissions and student recruitment with the universities of Leeds and York.

Janice Midwood

Janice Midwood

Deputy Warden of Readers, East Riding Archdeaconry, and Sub Warden for Bridlington and Harthill Deaneries

DepWoRER@yorkdiocese.orgSend Email
01723 513819

Janice has an overview of Reader ministry within the East Riding Archdeaconry, working with the Warden and the Bishop of Hull to manage the structures and processes, and to provide pastoral support to Readers in training and support for Sub-Wardens in their work with Readers.

Janice also organises the meetings of the Archdeaconry Readers' Committee and the Archdeaconry Readers' AGM and 'Quiet Day'.

Jennifer Fletcher

Jennifer Fletcher

Associate Team Leader, Multiply

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Jennifer works with Multiply Team Leader the Revd John Lee to oversee the ‘Growth Fund’ making grants possible across the Diocese to enable lay people to lead the creation of New Worshipping Communities focused on those in their 20s-40s. Jennifer has wide experience of launching and supporting new missional initiatives. She was leader of Youth with a Mission in York for several years before moving to Sheffield, where she planted a church with her husband.

Heather Black

Heather Black

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

heather.black@yorkdiocese.orgSend Email
07852 151740

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

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The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell

The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell

Archbishop of York

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01904 707021

Stephen became 98th Archbishop of York in 2020 following nine years as Bishop of Chelmsford and previously as Bishop of Reading.

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Katie Pegden

Katie Pegden

Accounts Assistant

katie.pegden@yorkdiocese.orgSend Email
01904 699535

Katie is responsible for paying supplier invoices and expense claims and can help with your payment queries.

David Knowles

David Knowles

Asset Surveyor, Housing

david.knowles@yorkdiocese.orgSend Email
01904 699520

David has day-to-day responsibility for all our programmes of work, particularly while clergy posts are in vacancy, and in support of the five-yearly (quinquennial) inspections and our overall asset 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

Generous Giving Adviser (inspiring generosity)

sammi.tooze@yorkdiocese.orgSend Email
07930424280

Sammi is our Diocesan Generous Giving Adviser (inspiring generosity), helping to develop resources centrally, and equipping and encouraging giving and generosity 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

kathryn.rose@yorkdiocese.orgSend Email
01904 699534

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 Richardson

Becci Richardson

DBS Administrator for the Office of the Archbishop of York

becci.richardson@archbishopofyork.orgSend Email
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.

The Revd Dr Jenny Wright

The Revd Dr Jenny Wright

Chaplain to the Archbishop of York

jenny.wright@archbishopofyork.orgSend Email
01904 707021

Originally from South Africa, Jenny was ordained in 2015 and served her title at Old St Paul's Church in Edinburgh. More recently she was Associate Priest at Christ Church, Morningside in the Scottish Episcopal Church, an associate tutor with the Scottish Episcopal Institute, convenor of the Church in Society Committee and on the editorial board of the SEI Journal.

The Chaplain supports the Archbishop in all aspects of his ministry within the Diocese of York and beyond.

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Anna Berry

Anna Berry

Diocesan Data Analyst

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01904 202567

Anna's work explores and reveals many of the realities about attendance patterns and financial circumstances of churches across the Diocese. She plays a vital part in placing planning and decision-making on a firm and realistic footing, and co-ordinates the collection of data to enable this through the Parish Returns and Statistics for Mission processes each year.

Lucy Willshaw

Lucy Willshaw

Sub Warden for Northern Ryedale Deanery

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01439 770033

Lucy works with the Warden and the Area Dean to ensure effective deployment of Readers ministering within the Deanery and to provide pastoral care to Readers.

Sub Wardens encourage and support vocations to Reader Ministry, facilitate on-going review conversations and continuing ministerial development.

Please contact Lucy if you have questions about the nature of Reader Ministry, your role and ministry arrangements or any pastoral concerns which may arise.

Phil McBride

Phil McBride

Generous Giving Officer (resourcing giving)

phil.mcbride@yorkdiocese.orgSend Email
01904 699500

Phil is our Diocesan Generous Giving Officer (resourcing giving), supporting and advising parishes in encouraging giving and growing generosity in response to the abundant grace of God.

Louise Dover

Louise Dover

Communications Officer

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01904 699531

Lou joined the Diocesan Communications team in 2022; she is a church member at St Chad's in York.

Lou shares responsibility for the Diocesan website and social media, the fortnightly emails The Journal and The Briefing, and more.

Martin Sheppard

Martin Sheppard

Director of Communications and Parish Resourcing

martin.sheppard@yorkdiocese.orgSend Email
01904 699530 / 07377 356621

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

Martin held a similar communications role from 1999 to 2008 and returned to York in 2017 after five years as head of communications in the Diocese of Newcastle.