Parish Support and Operations
The Parish Support team brings together:
- Common Mission Fund Support
- Synodical Governance
- Clerical Registry
- DAC, Pastoral, Vacancies and Closed Churches
- Office support and services
The configuration of the team is designed to recognise that all the areas of work have the same basic purpose – to support good management and compliance at every level of our diocesan structures in order to 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.
Working closely with Archdeaconry Teams and Deanery Officers, there is a renewed focus on proactively supporting Parishes that are behind with Share payments.
Scroll down the page to see the information and contact details for the members of the Parish Support Team.
Head of Operations & Chief of Staff
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.
PA to the Head of Operations and Head of HR
Cathy provides administrative support to the Head of Operations and the Head of HR.
Parish Support Adviser
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.
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.
01962 737323 / firstname.lastname@example.org
01962 737345 / email@example.com
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.
Chris is responsible for the effective management of the Diocese’s housing stock with primary responsibility for our 240 ministry houses.
Property Administrator (Houses & Glebe)
01962 737328 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary is responsible for the effective delivery of administrative and clerical services through management, organisation and timetabling of planned and emergency works as well as supporting those moving to posts within the Diocese and maintaining the property database.
01962 737329 / email@example.com
Suzanne is responsible for providing administrative/clerical support for the maintenance of the Diocese’ housing stock, the letting of vacant properties and supporting the management of glebe properties.
DAC, Pastoral and Closed Churches
Acting DAC Secretary
01962 737308 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard is acting DAC Secretary responsible for directing and managing all work relating to faculty applications, church buildings and their contents.
Office Services and Old Alresford Place
Meetings and Events Manager
01962 737302 / email@example.com
Debby’s primary focus is the daily running of the Old Alresford Place Conference Centre, answering enquiries, taking bookings and coordinating the work of external contractors and occasional staff. At the same time Debby has responsibility for the front of house function for both the Office and Conference Centre.
Mr David Marles
David is responsible for maintaining the computer systems across Winchester and our three partner dioceses. David is also required to offer advice and technical support to Area Deans and the offices of the Archdeacons and Bishops.