Church and Society Link Officer - Christine Pepler

As a Diocese we care greatly for our communities, and the role of the Church and Society Link Officer supports this work.Some of this work is at local Parish level, such as helping a community develop a Good Neighbour Scheme, whilst other aspects are more strategic, such as working across sectors to address the challenge of homelessness and supporting people to be able to remain in their homes.We focus on the issues that are particularly pertinent to our very rural Diocese and our demographic – from building links to support and enhance our environment to building more dementia friendly communities and churches.

Who I am and my experience

I have worked as Church and Society Link Officer in the Diocese of Hereford since March 2015.I am a social worker by profession also with training in agriculture.I have previously worked in the voluntary sector and for a Local Authority for 12 years, as well as roles combining agriculture with social work.I enjoy bringing my varied years of experience to this role in supporting our parishes and communities, to build and further the common good.

Tel 01584 871077
Email: c.pepler@hereford.anglican.org