Diocesan Staff

Bishops’ Offices

The Bishop of Exeter
The Rt Rev Robert Atwell: 01392 272362
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Personal Assistant to Bishop of Exeter
Sarah Ball 01392 272362
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The Bishop of Exeter’s Chaplain
The Rev Jane Chamberlain
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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 James Grier
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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 Verena Breed 01271 375475
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The Archdeacon of Barnstaple’s Personal Assistant
Vacancy 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
Beth Collier
Email Beth Collier
Contact hours: 9.30am – 3pm Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri

The Archdeacon of Plymouth
The Venerable Jane Bakker 01752 858382
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The Archdeacon of Totnes
The Venerable Douglas Dettmer 01626 832064
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The Archdeacon of Plymouth and Totnes’ Personal Assistant
Debbie Delaney 01752 858382
Email Debbie Delaney regarding the Plymouth Archdeaconry
Email Debbie Delaney regarding the Totnes Archdeaconry
This office is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday – Friday


Director of Education
Sue Lockwood 01392 294933
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Senior Education Adviser for School Organisation, Governance and Admissions
Christina Mabin 01392 294939
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Education Chaplaincy, Projects and Vulnerable Pupils
Tatiana Wilson 01392 294941
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Education Administrative Officer
Deborah King 01392 294950
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Education Administrative Officer
Marilyn Pearce 01392 294950
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Common Tenure

Contact your Archdeacon.

Communications and Engagement

Communications and Engagement Director
Chloe Axford 01392 294905
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Communications and Engagement Officer: Digital Lead
Matt Prior 01392 294966
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Communications and Engagement Officer: Website, Marketing and Publications
Grace Stanhope 01392 294904
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Church Buildings Office

Senior Church Buildings Adviser and Diocesan Advisory Committee Secretary
Nigel Pratt 01392 294944
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For all contact changes
Abigail Robinson 01392 294940
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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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Operations Assistant
Abigail Robinson 01392 294940
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Director of Finance
Neil Williams 01392 294925
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Finance Manager
Ben Barrett 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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Parish Support Officer
Elizabeth Anderson 01392 294967
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Management Accountant
Helen Newport 01392 294970
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Growing the Rural Church Project

Growing the Rural Church Project Support Officer
Jonathan Yandall
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Mission and Ministry

Director of Mission and Ministry
The Rev Ian Bussell 01392 294903
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Readers’ Administrator
Hannah Cross 01392 294911
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PA to the Director of Mission & Ministry
Jenny Beesley 01392 294918
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Children’s Mission Adviser
Sharon Blyth 01392 294932
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Net Zero Carbon Officer
Sophie Phillips 07889 542631
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Education for Discipleship (SWMTC)
The Rev Hannah Mears 01392 294923
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Diocesan Mission Enabler
Jeremy Putnam 07889 523766
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Lay Discipleship Project Manager
Jon Curtis 01392 294963
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Mission Resources Adviser 
Brigit Kiyaga 01392 294964
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Diocesan Giving Advisor
Jeremy Putnam 07889 523766
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Mission & Pastoral Office

Secretary to the Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee
Sophie West  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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Harry Tear 01392 294952
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Diocesan Surveyor (Education)
Richard Power 01392 294952
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Diocesan Surveyor (Clergy housing)
Luke Mitchell 01392 294952
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Schools Funding Adviser
Laurelie Gifford 01392 294952
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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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Sarah Owen 01392 294954
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Director of People and Safeguarding
Anthea Carter-Savigear 01392 294947
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People Administrator
Hannah Casling 01392 294959
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Acting Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Costa Nassaris
Telephone:  01392 294969
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Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
James May
Telephone:  01392 345910
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Acting Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Rebecca Lane 01392 294975
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Safeguarding Administrator and DBS Coordinator
Ruth Putnam 01392 294929
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Strategic Programmes

Strategic Programme Manager
Raf Krasnodebski
Telephone: 07535574615
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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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DDO Administrator and Coordinator
Lizzie Pridmore 01392 345907
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Vocations Development officer
The Rev Hannah Mears 01392 294923
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