The Parish & Synod Support team brings together Stewardship, Safeguarding, Parish Share and Synodical Governance, recognising that all the areas of work have the same basic purpose – to support good management and compliance at every level of our diocesan structures.
The configuration of the team is designed to recognise that solid management of statutory and structural matters create a strong foundation on which mission and ministry can be built. As well as seeking to reduce the heavy burden (both in terms of time and finance) that statutory requirements can place on parishes and volunteers, the team will look to develop creative new ways of working, growing the gifts and opportunities that exist across the diocese.
A key part of the work is the responsibility for supporting Parish Share collection and for running training days and events for parochial officers. Working closely with Archdeaconry Teams and Deanery Officers, there is a renewed focus on proactively supporting Parishes that are behind with Share payments.
Parish Share & Synodical Governance
Head of Operations & Chief of Staff
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Colin has overall responsibility for the running of the Parish & Synod Support team. He works closely with Andrew Robinson, the Chief Executive, deputising for him in regard to operational matters and undertaking specific project work as required. Colin has particular responsibility for the work of Synodical Government, managing the Common Mission Fund, and supporting parishes.
Parish Support Adviser
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Jayne works closely with Colin, supporting him across the range of his responsibilities. Her role is specifically focused on supporting the work of all Synodical Committees and bodies and advising parishes on the Church Representation Rules. Jayne is also tasked with keeping all administrative processes in the office under review. At the same time Jayne acts as coordinator for all parish administrators across the diocese, supporting them in their work and enabling sharing of best practice.
Parish Support Administrator
Siobahn is the main point of contact for the parish support team. She is responsible for updates on the website the distribution of large mailings. She assists the Head of Operations in Common Mission Fund monitoring and support and works with Jayne on the Diocesan Database management.
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Safeguarding emergencies or concerns
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Jackie coordinates the Safeguarding Team, ensuring appropriate training, and support is available to all parishes, clergy and volunteers, whilst keeping all policies and procedures under regular review to be in line with current legislation and best practice.
Siona is the first point of contact for general enquiries and administration relating to Safeguarding, managing the work of the Safeguarding Registry and DBS process and providing comprehensive advice and support service to clergy and parish representatives.
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The Revd Gordon Randall
Gordon’s role is to advise parishes in the management of resources (principally our time, talents and money). He is the lead in our involvement with the Parish Giving Scheme, national policies on Stewardship and Legacies and runs the Diocesan Environmental Scheme.
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Liz manages the Clerical Registry, a group of retired priests willing to cover services whenever needed, beyond their home parishes. Having received a request for cover Liz looks at the style of worship in the parish and try to recognise particular preferences to provide the most efficient and effective service possible.