Living our Faith

Living our Faith Impact Committee



A special “Committee” of clergy and lay people will monitor the expenditure of funds and communicate Living Our Faith progress against benchmarks during and beyond the five years of the campaign. Chaired by Mr Peter Hancock (Trustee), the committee will ensure that monies will be disbursed according to Living Our Faith stated goals and meets the aims and objectives of the Portsmouth Diocesan Trust charity.


The committee is comprised of the following members:


Mr Peter Hancock has been involved with Parish finances at Bracknell, for 20 years and currently chairs the finance committee and acts as the gift aid co-ordinator at St Joseph's . A retired banker he now runs a couple of businesses including a pub and sits on the Finance & Property, and Investment Committees.  Peter is a Diocesan Trustee.

Father Simon Thomson is Parish Priest of St. Swithun’s Yately and St Thomas More in Hartley Wintney

Mr Quentin Elston came to faith as an 18 year old at a bus stop in leafy commuter belt Surrey in 1978. After graduating from university in law, he went on to practice law in the West Country for over twenty years before turning his attention to the charity sector. He is currently a chief executive of a grant making charity which supports lay workers in Anglican churches in England and Wales and he combines this with working with a legal practice in Bath and working as a consultant to a wide variety of charities both here in the UK and abroad. He is married to Helen, who works with the Bible Study fellowship and they have a son, Hal, who is in his third year at St John's College, Durham reading law and a daughter, Eleanor, who expects to read history at university this autumn. Quentin counts amongst his interests art, books, ephemera, golf and country pursuits.

Mrs Elizabeth Slinn is from the Hampshire Downs Parish where she is involved in music and Parish leadership Ministries. She is currently Vice Chair of ACORN, an International Christian healing and listening charity. Liz lives in Winchester, is married to Mike [who has a passion for Justice and Peace matters] has an extensive family, some still at home and enjoys life in the parish, outdoor, learning and kitchen environments. Prior to enjoying all of these voluntary activities she was a senior manager in the NHS for over thirty years and so has a wide experience in the health care sector and in the stewarding of public resources - which she takes very seriously.




Lucy Sayer, Living Our Faith Administrator, St Edmund's House, Bishop Crispian Way, Portsmouth, Hampshire. PO1 3QA, Tel: 023 9283 6518

Subscribe to Portsmouth Diocese E-news
Keep up to date with what’s happening in the diocese. The diocesan e-news comes out on Tuesday most weeks – latest events, photos, videos.

(Under the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the information provided on this form will be held in confidence and used for the purpose of diocesan communications and no other purpose).