Key Contacts



Chris Smith

Director of Communications

Chris has been asked by the Bishop to field all general and miscellaneous enquiries from clergy and laity, and can signpost you to the right person to speak to.

email Chris 

phone: 023 9421 6514


Ruth Attfield

Safeguarding Coordinator

Our Safeguarding coordinator, Ruth, can be on hand to answer any safeguarding queries relating to provision of support to those who are isolated as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

email Ruth

phone: 023 9421 6486

Clergy Support


Paul Townsend

Vicar for Clergy

For all clergy support matters the clergy support team, headed by Canon Paul Townsend, will be available to assist. 

email Canon Paul

phone: 01425 653131

Canon Law


Simon Thompson

Judicial Vicar

For all matters relating to Canon Law, please contact Canon Simon Thompson in the first instance.

email Canon Simon

phone: 0118 978 0348

Office Number: 02392 825430

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