Deanery and Parish Support

A Deanery and Parish Support Team was created as part of the restructure of support services in December 2021. Some members of the team are linked to particular archdeaconries, alongside the specialist support they offer across the diocese. We hope that this will deepen the connection between parishes, deaneries and the support on offer by making it more local and more personal. 

The team is committed to serving parishes through both practical support and resources and accompanying and supporting parishes and deaneries through periods of change and development.

Please feel free to contact the members of the team, if we can help you in any way. Click on their entry below to access their contact details.


Julia Hill
Head of Deanery and Parish Support
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Gary Watson
Lead Giving and Funding Adviser
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Sue Whitehead/Sophie Moore
Deanery & Parish Support Administrators
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Emma Brown
Church Buildings Adviser
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Caroline Bruce
Deanery and Parish Development Adviser (Rural)
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Rob Walrond
Deanery & Parish Development Adviser (Rural)
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Claire Horton
Deanery and Parish Development Adviser (Magnifcat)
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Gilly Bunce
Healing Adviser
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Justine North
Chair of Diocesan Healing Advisory Group
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