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 Chaplain
The Rev Nigel Mason
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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 Verena Breed 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
Beth Collier
Email Beth Collier
Contact hours: 9.30am – 3pm Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri

The Archdeacon of Plymouth
The Venerable Nick Shutt 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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Governance, Admissions and School Organisation
Christina Mabin 01392 294939
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Religious Education and SIAMS Lead
Ed Pawson 01392 294943
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Education Chaplaincy, Projects and Vulnerable Pupils
Tatiana Wilson 01392 294941
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Education Adviser
Tina Wilkes 07940 482934
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Education Administrative Officer
Deborah King 01392 294 950
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Education Administrative Officer
Eleni Mantziou 01392 294940
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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: Multimedia Storyteller
Matt Prior 01392 294966
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Communications and Engagement Officer: Website, Marketing and Publications
Grace Stanhope 01392 294904
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Communications and Engagement Officer: Devon Church Weddings (one day a week)
Katharine Otley 01392 294904
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For Yearbook and all contact changes
Jenny Beesley 01392 294918
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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 and CBSC Secretary
Alex Copsey 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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Parish Support Officer
Elizabeth Anderson 01392 294967
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Growing the Rural Church Project

Project Manager
Sarah Cracknell 01392 294902
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Growing the Rural Church Project Support Officer
Jonathan Yandall
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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
The Rev Cathy Scoffield 01392 294973
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Diocesan Mission Enabler
The Rev Preb James Grier 07825 610288
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Readers’ Administrator
Hannah Cross 01392 294911
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Jenny Beesley 01392 294918
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Children’s Mission Adviser
Clare Cooke 01392 294932
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Social Justice and Creation Care Officer
Lydia Perris 01392 294924
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Education for Discipleship (SWMTC)
The Rev David Carrington
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Mission Community Development Officer
The Rev Mike Clark
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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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Sarah Owen 01392 294938
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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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Administrator School Buildings
Harry Tear 01392 294952
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Diocesan Surveyor (Education)
Richard Power 01392 294952
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Diocesan Surveyor (Education)
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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Faith Hill-King 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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Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Charles Pitman
Telephone: 01392 345909
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Assistant 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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Diocesan Administrator for Safeguarding and DBS
Rebecca Lane 01392 294975
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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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