Administration Officer: Mr Joel Sainsbury

Joel supports the Synod through taking minutes at various committee and board meetings, including Synod Pastoral Committee, Mission and Discipleship Board, and Finance and Property Board, as well as at Synod meetings. He also provides administrative support for the Synod Team.

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Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Diana Taylor

Diana’s role is to support churches across the Synod develop and sustain a positive safeguarding culture that complies with statutory safeguarding requirements. She works to equip and resource Safeguarding Coordinators to carry out their role effectively. Diana is the first point of contact for any safeguarding concerns and can be contacted by email or phone […]

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Property Officer: Ms Claire Boot

Claire works alongside local churches to help them translate their mission and vision into the practicality of suitable property development. She assists congregations in managing church buildings, graveyards and manses. Claire also provides a link between the Trust and churches, advising and ensuring adherence to Trust and statutory requirements.

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Children & Youth Development Officer: Mrs Judy Harris

The Children and Youth Development Officer’s role is to ensure that churches, their staff and those who act as leaders are encouraged, enabled and effective in their work with children and young people and to ensure this takes place in a safe environment. Judy is available to support churches through training and development of new […]

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Synod Clerk: Ms Helen Stenson

Helen’s role is to support the work of the Synod in various ways, but especially by helping individuals and churches connect to Synod resources in a way that supports them in their life and witness. She is also a point of contact between the Synod and the wider United Reformed Church through General Assembly, Mission Council […]

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