Communications and Engagement Team

The Communications team aims to share good news about the work that the Church of England in Devon is doing, tell the stories that need to be told and provide advice and support for clergy and parishes in dealing with local and national media.

We run the diocese website and social media channels, an e-newsletter Roots & Shoots, compile a monthly prayer diary and publish an annual calendar.

We can provide media training, including social media and broadcast training for your church. The national Church of England Media Centre also has loads of great advice for making the most of your church communications: https://www.churchofengland.org/digital-labs

The Team:

Chloe Axford, Communications and Engagement Director

Tel 01392 294905 or 07889 523776

Email Chloe

Katharine Otley, Website, Marketing and Publications         

Tel 01392 294904 or 07719957819

Email Katharine

Matt Prior, Multimedia Storyteller     

Tel 01392 294966 or 07704155228

Email Matt

Who do I call?

For media requests or help dealing with a call from the media and out-of-hours urgent media assistance please contact Chloe on 01392 294905 or 07889 523776. If you are unable to get hold of Chloe please contact one of the four Archdeacons or the National Church of England Press Office

If you need to add or amend an entry on our database, please email

Publications and Newsgathering

If you would like to contribute a story for our website or magazine or have an event you would like us to report on please  email the Communications Team.

Useful resources

Communication and Engagement Guidelines for churches

Church of England Learning Labs

Guidance on copyright

Safeguarding guidance for churches using video conferencing as part of their ministry

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