Diocesan Staff

Bishops’ Offices

The Bishop of Exeter
The Rt Rev Robert Atwell: 01392 272362
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The Bishop of Exeter’s Executive Assistant
Justine Tear 01392 272362
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The Bishop of Exeter’s Secretary
Claire Sherlock 01392 272362
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The Bishop’s Chaplain
The Rev Preb Graham Stones 01392 272362
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The Bishop of Crediton
The Rt Rev Jackie Searle
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The Bishop of Crediton’s Personal Assistant
Lawder Smith 01884 250002
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The Bishop of Plymouth
The Rt Rev Nick McKinnel
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The Bishop of Plymouth’s Personal Assistant
Helen Filewod 01752 500059
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Archdeacons’ Offices

The Archdeacon of Barnstaple
The Venerable Dr Mark Butchers 01271 375475
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The Archdeacon of Barnstaple’s Personal Assistant
Jacque Ward 01271 375475
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This office is open from 9am-1pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

The Archdeacon of Exeter
The Venerable Andrew Beane 01392 425577
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The Archdeacon of Exeter’s Personal Assistant
Peter Colebrook 01392 425577
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This office is open from 8.30am-1.30pm, Monday-Thursday

The Archdeacon of Plymouth
The Venerable Nick Shutt 01752 858382
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The Archdeacon of Plymouth’s Personal Assistant
Debbie Delaney 01752 858382
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This office is open from 9.30am to 12.30pm Monday – Thursday

The Archdeacon of Totnes
The Venerable Douglas Dettmer 01626 832064
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The Archdeacon of Totnes’ Personal Assistant
Chris Brathwaite 01626 832064
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Children and Young People

Diocesan Director of Education
John Searson 01392 294950
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Diocesan Deputy Director of Education
Sue Lockwood 01392 294933
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Diocesan Education Advisers:

Governance, Admissions and School Organisation
Christina Mabin 01392 294939
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Lead on RE and SIAMS
Ed Pawson 01392 294943
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Projects and Vulnerable Pupils
Tatiana Wilson 01392 294941
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Higher Education Chaplaincy Adviser
Rev Preb Cate Edmonds 01392 294950 & 07850 112977
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School and College Chaplaincy Adviser
Rev James Grier 07825 610288
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Diocesan Education Officers:

Training and Traded Services
Fran Bradley 01392 294921
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Compliance Communication and EDBE Support
Sarah Owen 01392 294938
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New Schools Lead
Charlotte Weston 07876 541 561
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Website Content and General Office Administration
Angela Parker 01392 294950
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Common Tenure

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Communications and Engagement Director
Chloe Axford 01392 294905
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Communications and Engagement Officer: Multimedia Storyteller
Matt Prior 01392 294966
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Communications and Engagement Officer: Website, Marketing and Publications
Katharine Otley 01392 294904
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For Yearbook and all contact changes
Janet Goddard 01392 294900
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Church Buildings Office

Senior Church Buildings Adviser and Diocesan Advisory Committee Secretary
Nigel Pratt 01392 294944
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Church Buildings Adviser
Charlotte Vickers 01392 294945
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Diocesan Secretary

Diocesan Secretary
Stephen Hancock 01392 294927
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Operations Manager & Executive Assistant to the Diocesan Secretary
Annemarie Kendell 01392 294901
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Director of Finance
Neil Williams 01392 294925
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Finance Manager
Michelle Clark 01392 294926
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Finance Officer
Jessica Phillips 01392 294917
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Finance Officer
Serena Nott 01392 294949
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Finance Assistant
Cathy Thorne 01392 294914
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Finance Assistant
Sharon Deacon 01392 294916
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Growing the Rural Church Project

Project Manager
Sarah Cracknell 01392 294902
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Growing the Rural Church Project Officer
Sam Upham 01392 294915
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Growing the Rural Church Project Officer

Executive Officer (currently on maternity leave)
Sophie West 01392 294907
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Mission and Ministry

Director of Mission and Ministry
The Rev Preb. Philip Sourbut 01392 294903
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PA to the Director of Mission and Ministry
Cathy Scoffield 01392 294973
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Readers’ Administrator
Hannah Cross 01392 294911
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Jenny Beesley 01392 294918
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Children’s Work Adviser

Mission Adviser 0-5 years
Clare Cooke 01392 294932 (Tuesday and Wednesday)
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Youth Church Adviser
The Rev James Grier 07825 610288
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Church & Society Officer
Chris Keppie 01392 294924
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Diocesan Mission Enabler
The Rev Barry Dugmore 01392 294920
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Education for Discipleship (SWMTC)
The Rev David Carrington
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Lay Discipleship Project Manager
Jon Curtis 01392 294963
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Mission Community Development Team Leader
Development Adviser for Plymouth Archdeaconry
The Rev Jon Marlow Tel: 01392 294942 Email Jon

Development Adviser for Barnstaple Archdeaconry
Mike Clark Tel: 07889 570159 Email Mike

Development Adviser for Exeter Archdeaconry
Penny Doe Tel: 01392 294930 Email Penny

Development Adviser for Totnes Archdeaconry
Sam Upham Tel: 07889 542631 Email Sam

Mission Resources Adviser
Brigit Kiyaga 01392 294964
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Mission Resources Assistant Adviser
Stephen Mitchell 01392 294960
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Mission & Pastoral Office

Secretary to the Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee
Adrian Hough 01392 294910
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Designated Officer for the Pastoral (Benefices) Measure and Mapping Officer
Alistair Sutherland 01392 294968
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Property Services

Director of Property
Graham Davies 01392 294954
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Secretary and Administrator
Judith Feltham 01392 294954
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Administrator School Buildings
Harry Tear 01392 294952
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Diocesan Surveyor (Education)
Jason Down 01392 294952
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Diocesan Surveyor (Education)
Richard Power 01392 294952
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Schools Funding Adviser
Laurelie Gifford 01392 294913
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Diocesan Surveyor (Clergy housing)
Mark Lewis 01392 294954
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Diocesan Surveyor (Clergy housing)
Peter Stanton 01392 294954
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Faith Cummins 01392 294953
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Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Charles Pitman
Telephone: 01392 345909
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Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Phill Parker 01392 294969
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Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
James May 01392 345910
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Administrator for Safeguarding and DBS Co-ordinator
Hilary Burrow 01392 294975
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Director of People and Safeguarding
Anthea Carter-Savigear 01392 294947
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People Assistant 
Nadine Marriott 01392 294959
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Synod Office

Assistant Diocesan Secretary
Ed Moffatt 01392 294928
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Executive Assistant
Sara Ashton 01392 294931
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Executive Officer
Hannah Cross 01392 294911
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Director of Ordinands
The Rev John Fisher 01392 345906
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PA to The Director of Ordinands
Andrew Godsall 01392 345907
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Vocations Development officer
Hannah Mears 01392 294923
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