Diocese to say farewell to Chief Operating Officer

17th June 2021

Sharon Kindleysides, who joined as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and diocesan secretary in September 2020, is to leave the Diocese of Bath and Wells.

Commenting on Sharon’s departure, Bishop Ruth said, “Due the practicalities and demands of long-distance working, we will be saying goodbye to Sharon. She has worked incredibly hard to guide us through a very challenging time and we are enormously grateful to her for this. Our thoughts and prayers are with her.”

 Senior leaders in the diocese will step in to lead the diocese’s Support Services team for the next few months and continue her work on reshaping how the diocese resources and supports its parishes and schools.

As an experienced leader at CEO, chair and non-exec levels prior to joining the Diocese of Bath and Wells, Sharon is based in Ely and will return to her consultancy and advisory roles.

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