Meet the team

Our friendly team is made up of people with a great range of skills and expertise. We’re always happy to help, so click on our contact details to be in touch.

Marian Carson, Project Manager

Marian is a PRINCE 2 qualified project management professional with a background in delivering private sector led, government funded programmes at both local and national levels. She is experienced in community engagement, partnership working and change management. Marian is married to a priest in the Church of England and has two primary-school aged children.  The family relocated from London to Devon in 2015 and enjoy the wonderful outdoor spaces found across the county.

Email Marian or tel: 01392 294912.

Sarah Cracknell, Growing the Rural Church Project Officer

Sarah has many years’ experience in community development work and working with vulnerable and marginalised groups in the community as well as working on a wide range of projects. She has a passion for supporting others to achieve things they think seem impossible and loves exploring fresh expressions of church in today’s culture.

She has lived in Devon for 20 years and when not working she can usually be found looking rather muddy somewhere on the coast path with her two dogs.

Email Sarah or tel: 01392 294902.

Flora Searson, Communications Officer

Flora has a first class degree in Creative Media Practice from Bath Spa University and works part time for The Diocese of Exeter. She has worked on media based projects with organisations such as Glastonbury Festival, Cotswold TV and Bath Film Festival. On her days off Flora works as a freelance media maker and helps her partner run their rural, Dartmoor based business.

Growing the Rural Church also draws on the wider support of the Diocesan Communications Team where appropriate.

Email Flora or tel: 01392 294970.

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