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Parish Support Team

Our core purpose is to serve the local parish mission and ministry of Church of England churches, schools and chaplaincies across Norfolk and Waveney.

Join our team by visiting our vacancies page 

Safeguarding

If you have any questions about safeguarding please contact a member of our team. Both of our safeguarding advisers can be contacted on:

safeguarding@dioceseofnorwich.org / 01603 882345

Postal address: Safeguarding Team, Bishop’s House, Norwich NR3 1SB

Sue Brice

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
email

Peter Sayer

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
email

Helen Norris

Diocesan Safeguarding Trainer
email

Brenna Wells

Safeguarding Administrator
email

Diocesan Secretary & Executive Support Team

Tim became Diocesan Secretary for the Diocese of Norwich in September 2021.

Prior to this Tim worked for YMCA for 22 years in various positions across the country and was CEO of YMCA Norfolk for 12 years. He has been a Lay Canon of Norwich Cathedral since 2017 and holds leadership positions with Norfolk Museums Development Foundation and The Wherry School.

Post: Diocesan House, 109 Dereham Road, Easton, Norwich, NR9 5ES

Tim Sweeting

Diocesan Secretary
email

Joanna Church

Governance & Executive Support Officer
email
01603 882325

Michele O’Keefe

Pastoral Administrator & Executive Support Officer
email
01603 882353

Care & Development of Church Buildings Team

Nicholas Cannon

Church Care and Development Manager
email
01603 882350

Eliza Greenwell

Church Care & Development Adviser
email
01603 882351

Margaret Mallett

DAC Administrative Support
email
01603 882359

Frances Jackson

Historic Church Building Support Officer
email
01603 882336

Anna Venn-Moncur

Historic Churches Building Support Officer
email

Vacant

Church Building Support Officer

Children, Youth & Families

We aim to encourage and empower churches, schools, workers and volunteers to build intentional and relational connections that grow their involvement with, and discipleship opportunities for, children, young people and their families

Jonathan Richardson

CYF Development Officer
email
01603 882354

Anna Main

CYF Officer
email
01603 882374

Vacant

CYF Projects Adviser

Education

Paul Dunning

Director of Education
email
01603 882356

Holly Davy

PA to the Director of Education
email
01603 882357

Chris Allen

RE Adviser

email
07818 336694

Finance & IT

We’re here to support Clergy, Treasurers, PCC members, Contractors, Suppliers and all other Diocesan Stakeholders, including the wider Parish Support Team. So if you are seeking advice or guidance on stipends, clergy pensions, expenses claims, occasional office claims, parochial fees, parish share, Gift Aid, the Parish Accounts Workbook (PAW), annual PCC year-end accounts, the Return of Parish Finance forms, Statistics for Mission forms, invoices, PCC Trusts, and all other financial information, then please do contact us. 

  • Contact James South or Ben Tooke for stipends, Clergy pensions, parochial fees, parish share, Gift Aid, PAW, annual PCC year-end accounts, the Return of Parish Finance forms, Statistics for Mission forms, PCC Trusts 
  • Contact Fiona Jeffs for expenses claims, occasional office claims & invoices. 
  • Contact Michael Hibbin for Parish Support Team & internal finance. 
  • Contact Susan Bunting for Parish Share & any other financial queries. 
Susan Bunting

Director of Finance
email
01603 882377

Michael Hibbin

Management Accountant
email
01603 882343

James South

Senior Finance Officer
email
01603 882347

Ben Tooke

Finance Officer
email
01603 881723

Samuel Witton

Schools’ Estates Finance Officer
email
01603 882321

Fiona Jeffs

Accounts Assistant
email
01603 882342

Tinson Seto

I.T. Coordinator
email
01603 882349

Generous Giving

We equip parishes to create the best environment for encouraging giving and generosity in their churches.We are here to support you in doing that by providing you with the effective tools and essential information to make that happen. If you have any questions about the Parish Giving Scheme please contact a member of our team.

Robert Culyer

Generous Giving Adviser
email
01603 882326

Colin Tomlin

Generous Giving Adviser
email
01603 882323

Naomi Rizk

Generous Giving Administrator
email
01603 882358

Human Resources Team

We support the Parish Support Team’s goals by attracting, developing and retaining talented employees, while ensuring legal compliance and fostering a positive work culture that values people’s contribution and is mindful of their wellbeing. If you have any questions about HR, please contact a member of our team.

Claire Stone

HR Manager
email
01603 881733

Gemma Waldie

HR Officer
email
01603 881732

Marketing & Communications

Whether you have a story to share, are seeking advice or guidance or want to promote a new church initiative the Communications Team are here to help. The team can help with advice around social media, press coverage and enquiries, websites, noticeboards and more.

Email us your good news stories news@dioceseofnorwich.org

Elizabeth Humphries

Communications Manager
email
01603 882348
07826 717370

Katherine Limbach

Communications Officer
email
01603 882355

Bethany Grimshaw

Communications Manager
email
01603 881720

Vacant

Customer Service Co-ordinator

Vacant

Customer Service Advisor

Mission & Ministry Team

Revd Dr Michael Fox

Diocesan Director of Ordinands & Initial Ministerial Education
email
01603 882337

Vacant

Director of Mission & Ministry

Revd Keith James

Continuing Ministerial Development Officer
email
01603 882339

Revd Charles Read

Deputy Warden of Readers and Licensed Lay Ministry Training Coordinator
email
01603 882331

Barbara Bryant

Diocesan Environment Officer
email
07876 634867

Vacant

Mission Development Officer
email
07916 295154

Vacant

Mission Support Officer
email
07586102640

Vacant

Engagement Officer

Marleen Madinda

Administrator to the Ministry Team
email
01603 882338

Margaret Mallett

Administrator to the DDO
email
01603 882359

Programme Management

The Programme Management Team provides programme and project support to a range of strategic projects aligned to the Diocesan Vision and Priorities. We support senior staff and  project leads with the development of business cases, delivery plans, measurement frameworks as well as support with data analysis and stakeholder consultation. From January 2024 we will be supporting the newly formed Mission Team in their work.

Julie Smith

Strategic Programme Manager
email
07435 791314

Rebecca Devlin

Data Analyst
email
07471357079

Property

We are committed to caring for our clergy so they can carry out their mission with the Diocese.  By providing over 250 quality houses and taking care of maintenance, repairs and improvements, we help clergy to fully concentrate on their role within the community they serve.

Property repairs (during office hours) – 01603 882363 / property@dioceseofnorwich.org with photographs

Alan Cole

Director of Property Services
email
01603 881730

Charles Thurston

Diocesan Surveyor
email
01603 882364

Yvette Sullivan

Customer Service & Property Administrator
email
01603 882363

Sally Finn

PA to Director of Property Services
email
01603 882361

Laurence Gage

Property Management Surveyor
email
01603 881725

Ben Conway

Glebe Surveyor
email
01603 882360

Vacant

Net Carbon Zero Officer

Spire

If you are thinking of developing your church or church building and would like to talk through an idea, concept or potential project, no matter what stage you are at, please do get in touch with us.

office@spirepropertyconsultants.co.uk / 01603 882333

Gary Atkins

Managing Director
email
01603 881740

David Lemon

Surveyor
email
01603 882334

Matt Ramsell

Surveyor
email
01603 882340

Iain Walker

Architect
email
01603 881743

Andrew Eagle

Surveyor
email
01603 882333

Teresa Fleming

Spire Technical Administrator
email
01603 881732