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Anni Holden March 2011
Anni Holden
Tel: 01432 373342
Mobile: 07889 186316

This is the person to contact if you have no idea where to go next!

COMMUNICATIONS includes responsibility for the website, Reflections, electronic mailings, monthly mailing to magazine editors, virtual Noticeboard, Events listing, broadcast services for BBC local radio, special projects etc. She also sends out press releases on a range of issues, serious to fun and is the first call when a crisis looms. She can arrange media training and advise at personal, parish, deanery and diocesan level on Media matters.

Anni is assisted by Cheryl Combstock Tel: 01432 373340.

Social Responsibility
Position currently vacant

Tel: c/o Bishop of Ludlow Office on 01588 673571
Email:Bishop of Ludlow
Working on the margins is at the heart of the Gospel, the Social Responsibility Officer runs a number of working groups on key social issues and also offer support to vulnerable groups. The Church's special theological perspective is regularly sought in the wider community. The SRO is available for particular pastoral work, Sunday services etc and through the newsletter support parishes in their involvement in social issues. A wide range of resources are available link needed.
Philip Sell

Tel: 01584 838881
The Director of Education, has overall responsibility for the Board of Education. He works with a Assistant Director (Development & Effectiveness), Allyson Taylor, and the Young People's Officer, Esther Gregory.
Community Partnership & Development
Wendy Coombey
Tel: 01584 871088
The officer supports the parishes in project development, particularly those which encourage the closer working of Church and community. This may involve improvement of facilities and services, and the wider use of church buildings. She helps to research and promote funding opportunities to help support these projects. Wendy represents the Diocese at a strategic level and within local partnerships, and speaks at national conferences. She advises on heritage projects, buildings repairs, and administers the Diocesan Partnership Fund. Her Assistant is Joanne Gibbon.
Director of Ordinands & Vocations Advisor
Rev'd Preb Mary-Lou ToopTel: 01743 791213
Mobile: 07580 549745
As DDO, the Bishop's officer responsible for all those offering themselves for ordination - this includes Diocesan pre-assessment, national selection and entry into training, plus facilitating ordination retreats/services for deacons and priests. Particular Local Ministry responsibilities include oversight of both the selection of OLMs and the network of Spiritual Advisers to Local Ministry Teams and leading Vacancy Consultation Days.
Local Ministry
Rev'd Dr John Daniels
Local Ministry Officer

01584 871084
Mrs Penny Evans
Local Ministry Development Adviser

01584 871084
The role of the Local Ministry Officer is to prompt debate of local ministry within the Deaneries of the Diocese; recruit and support a diocese-wide team of trainers, consultants and mentors to stand alongside parishes as they plan their way into local ministry; and to change the culture so that all parishes see shared leadership as being the way to be God's church in the twenty-first century.
Child Protection - Barbara GrattonTel: 01989 730381
Mobile: 07760 228962
Vulnerable Adults - Revd Garry Ward
Tel: 01746 710304
All aspects of safeguarding. Helping to ensure that children and adults within the Church community are safeguarded in line with the House of Bishops' policy "Protecting All God's Children" and "Promoting a Safe Church". DBS (CRB) checks: please contact Pam Brown 01432 373314 -
Women's Ministry
Rev'd Preb Mary-Lou Toop
Tel: 01743 791213
Mobile: 07580 549745
The Adviser is responsible to the Diocesan Bishop with a brief of support for the women clergy and accredited lay workers within the diocese. Regular contact is kept with both Bishops, the Archdeacon and the Diocesan Director of Ordinands. It is a mainly pastoral role.
Revd Dr John Daniels, Warden
Tel: 01584 871084
The Warden of Readers promotes Reader ministry in the Diocese, and oversees their selection and training. He arranges for the admission and licensing of Readers, and for the granting of PTO and Emeritus status when appropriate. He ensures that Readers are deployed in the most effective way, and that pastoral care is adequately provided.
Preb David Roberts
Tel: 01584 878568
The aim is to build bridges of understanding between different races, cultures and faiths. The Interfaith Officer is available to give illustrated talks on other faiths, to lead discussions, to arrange visits to non-Christian places of worship and to meet the people who worship there
Self Supporting Ministry
Rev'd Mike Vockins

01886 884366
Rev'd Janet Edwards

01952 583254
The Advisers for Self Supporting Ministers (SSMs) co-ordinate this network of ministers, encourage them in their very varied work, and helps them and their parishes to plan the ministry they will offer. It is also important to promote a clear understanding of the wide-ranging roles of SSMs. They are often in the forefront of the church's mission: they need and value the prayers and support of the parishes for their ministry in the workplace and community.
Ministry Development & Training
Rev'd Nick Helm
CMD Officer

01584 871082
Rev'd Caroline Pascoe
Lay Development Officer

01584 871086 Mobile: 07564 365 200
MDT Administrator - Fiona Bowkett. Tel: 01584 871085
The Continuing Ministerial Development (CMD) Officer, looks after the training and development of Clergy and Readers. This includes the programme of CMD conferences run through the year and CMD Local training events. He administers study leave provision and the annual CMD grant for licensed clergy. Information about courses can be found here.
The role of the Lay Development Officer is to promote benefice mission development through mission action planning, and through offering support and training to lay people in their discipleship and ministries, working alongside parish clergy and local ministry development groups. Administrator to Rev'd Caroline Pascoe - currently vacant.

David Gwatkin
Agricultural Chaplain: 07531 676832

Caroline Pascoe
Lay Development Officer: 01584 871086

Paul Trenberth
Chaplaincy Committee Member: 01952 510547

This Ecumenical Chaplaincy is a new and exciting ministry serving the rural community which is developing and growing over the next few years to cover a large proportion of the Diocese and Methodist District.
How? This ministry is of both Lay and Ordained people working together because they have found a calling to serve in their local communities in a number of different ways. Individuals trained and empowered to visit farms, markets and local events to share God's Love by active ministry through a team approach.
Hospital Chaplains

The Reverend Philip Roberts

Switchboard: 01432 355444
Chaplains' direct line: 01432 364139
The Chaplaincy is staffed by part time chaplains, lay and ordained who visit the wards. Calls for a priest out of hours are directed to the patient's own parish priest. All wards and departments have a contact list. The Chapel is open during the day, and service times are listed on the notice board.
Roman Catholic Chaplain: Father Cenydd Marrison Tel: 01432 265177

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust,Chaplaincy

Princess Royal Hospital Tel: 01952 641222
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital Tel: 01743 261000
World Development
Dr Karilyn Collins MBETel: 01568 797434
The World Development and Partnership Adviser is responsible for encouraging awareness of development issues in the Diocese, facilitating activities to respond to those needs and for liaising with institutions, organisations, groups and individuals to support development projects overseas.
Chaplain Working with Deaf People
Revd Hilary Morgan

Tel 01432 274278
Mobile: 07766 284000

Chaplain for the deaf is an ever expanding role not helped by serious cuts in social services. The Deaf church meets once a month, at St Barnabas Church, on the third Sunday at 3pm. This service is signed in BSL and has an easy relaxed approach making it accessible for all.

Gail Bonella-Foster

Tel: 01952 415311

  • Supports Parishes & Deaneries in implementing the Disability Discrimination Act.
  • Raises awareness of disability issues and encourages good practice across all levels of Diocesan activity.
  • Informs the Chair of the Board for Church & Society on political, social and legislative developments related to disablement.
Diocesan Office
John Clark, Diocesan Secretary

Pam Brown, Personal Assistant to Diocesan Secretary, Office Manager & CRB Administrator
Tel: 01432 373312
Tel: 01432 373314
Finance Officer

Stephen Herbert

Financial Assistants(part time) Sallyann Hales & Lorraine Aitken

Tel: 01432 373305 Tel: 01432 373304 Tel: 01432 373303

The Finance Department is responsible for the day to day running of the finances of the Diocese, the preparation of the Annual Accounts and Budget, and monitoring all aspects of Diocesan Income and Expenditure, particularly Parish Share. In addition the department also deals with Clergy Moves and Car Loans, the Diocesan Parish Share Formula and Parochial Trust matters.

Please see the Finance pages for more information.

Property Secretary

Stephen Challenger

Property Administration Assistant Mrs Sophie Andrews

Tel: 01432 373308

Tel: 01432 373302
All queries on DAC, Church buildings and Faculties, Parsonages & Church Schools Buildings.
Church Buildings Officer 
Tim Bridges(part time)
Tim works with the Diocesan Advisory Committee to offer support on maintenance, conservation and repairs, as well as on reordering and improvements. He can also give advice on sources of funding, in conjunction with the Community Partnership Funding Officer, and assist with guidance on faculty application procedure.
Normal working days are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Tel: 01432 373330
Pastoral Secretary
Sarah Girling(part time)
Tel: 01432 373300
Responsible for:
Legal and administrative aspects of pastoral re-organisation (parish and deanery boundary changes, decommissioning of churches, etc) and Secretary of the Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee (and its sub-committees).
Sarah is assisted by Cheryl Combstock (part time) Tel: 01432 373340/373320.
Kerry Preedy

Sarah Bassett
(part time)

Judy Pearce(part time)
Tel: 01432 373300
Tel: 01432 373301
Tel: 01432 373301
Responding to telephone and personal callers; Conference Room (Great Hall bookings through the Bishop's Office); Update of monthly Clergy Mailing on the website Noticeboard; the Diocesan News Service to Parish Magazine Editors; supplying Gift Aid envelopes; general administration including management of PCC Information Returns and maintaining the Diocesan Database.
Bishop's Office
Julie Milne
Tel: 01432 373325
PA to The Bishop of Hereford, the Rt Revd Richard Frith. All calls should go through this office. She is assisted by Susan Lawson.
Bishop of Ludlow
Linda Savage
Tel: 01588 673571
PA to the Bishop of Ludlow, The Rt Revd Alistair Magowan. All calls should go through this office.
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