Welcome to the Communications team area. Please see the menu column on the right for guidance on specific issues related to Communications. 

Using the menu system on the right hand side of this page >, you can access resources and support documents put together to help parishes deal with frequent Comms issues. If these do not answer your questions, please contact one of the team using the details below.

Media Enquiries


Diocese of Winchester Communications matters are looked after by Luther Pendragon, who should be contacted in the first instance for all enquiries.

To get in touch, please call 020 7618 9197 or email 


Miss Siobahn Cole, Internal Communications Officer

Siobahn is responsible for the upkeep of the diocesan website and works alongside Jayne Tarry (Synod and Parish Support Adviser) in the development of the Diocesan database.  She is an office point of contact for deaneries and parishes for communication issues, creating an internal network of communication, in addition to the Communications team at Luther Pendragon, to highlight the good work being done throughout the diocese.  She is also responsible for compiling and sending diocesan mailings and bulletins.

Tel: 01962 737324






Latest News from around the Diocese

Keep up to date with the latest news from around Winchester Diocese, using the links below.

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Legislation on women bishops becomes law

The General Synod has enacted the measure enabling women to be ordained as Bishops in the Church of England.

Debbie Thrower installed as an Honorary Canon

Debbie Thrower has been installed as an honorary lay Canon and member of Winchester Cathedral Chapter

Bishop Tim Dakin's visit to East Africa

The Bishop of Winchester recently returned from an official visit to East Africa in his capacity as the Church of England’s spokesperson on further and higher education.

New Chair of the House of Clergy appointed

On Saturday 8 November Diocesan Synod appointed a new Chair of the House of Clergy

Diocese welcomes changes to Reader Ministry

This summer, with the agreement of the Bishop’s Council and in line with other dioceses, we have started to use the term ‘Licensed Lay Minister’ (LLM) rather than ‘Reader’ for all those exercising this important ministry.

Bishops to mark Remembrance Sunday

Local Bishops will commemorate outbreak of World War One alongside communities in Winchester, Southampton and Basingstoke

The Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt RIP

We are sorry to announce the death of the former Bishop of Winchester, the Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt.

New Bishop of Basingstoke consecrated

The Reverend Canon David Williams consecrated by the Most Reverend Justin Welby , the Archbishop of Canterbury, at Winchester Cathedral

New Archdeacon for Mission Development starts work

Rev Canon Dr Paul Moore joins Diocesan team

Winchester Cathedral's Learning Centre Reopened

HM Lord-Lieutenant Open Winchester Cathedral's Refurbished Learning Centre