Who's who

Church house department heads...

Heidi Adcock - Diocesan Secretary

Responsibilities: The Diocesan Secretary has overall responsibility for the work of the office, as well as for the constitutional and financial affairs of the diocese. As secretary to the Diocesan Synod and Board of Finance, any queries on financial matters concerning the common fund system, covenants, annual returns of membership and finance, glebe, trusts, investments, grants or loans to parishes, and clergy pensions should be directed to the secretary.

Paul Beckett - Property Manager

Responsibilities: Leading on Parsonage Housing, Diocesan Advisory committee, Redundant Church Users Committee, School Buildings and any other building related matters.

Elizabeth Lunt - Executive Assistant

Responsibilities: Managing the administrative team and all administrative functions at Church House. Managing Diocesan Synod, including minute taking.  Assisting the Diocesan Secretary.

Lindsey-Jane (LJ) Buxton - Communications Manager

Responsibilities: Managing diocesan communication channels such as the website, press releases, eBulletin and other publications.  Working with local and national media to raise the profile of the activities of the diocese and liasing with parishes to provide communciations support and advice.

The Revd Canon Mark Cockayne - Director of Parish Support

Responsibilities: Leading the Parish Support Team, resourcing it, and developing the areas of faith & justice and stewardship.  Mark is also a member of the Bishop's senior staff team.

Chun Tsang - Director of Finance

Responsibilities: Managing the all the finance functions of the diocese such as budgeting, stipends, payroll, invoicing and liaising with the Parish Support Team to help with Common Fund.

Dr Julie Banham - Secretary to the DAC

Responsibilities: The role of the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) is to work with and advise churches on how to make the best use of their buildings so that they are a positive and valued part of their mission and outreach.

Dr Christine Gore - Director of Formation for Ministry

Responsibilites: Oversees all ministerial and lay training within the diocese. Christine is also the Principal designate of St. Peter's College and a member of the senior staff team.

Huw Thomas - Director of Education

Responsibilities: Sits on the Diocese of Sheffield Board of Education and oversees work in the 40 Church of England primary schools in the area.

The Venerable Malcolm Chamberlain - Archdeacon of Sheffield and Rotherham

Responsibilities: The Archdeacons serve the church within the diocese by taking particular responsibility for buildings, including church buildings, the welfare of clergy and their families and the implementation of diocesan policy for the sake of the Gospel within an archdeaconry.

The Venerable Steve Wilcockson - Archdeacon of Doncaster

Responsibilities: The same as above for the Doncaster Archdeaconry and also oversees Common Fund.


All of the above can be contacted at Church House on 01709 309100.