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Woolwich Episcopal Area

Woolwich Episcopal Area Office

Trinity House
4 Chapel Court
Borough High Street
London SE1 1HW

Tel: 020 7939 9400
Fax: 020 7939 9465
E-mail Woolwich Episcopal Area Office

We are based on the first floor of Trinity House. Alongside our office, the Stricklen Room (dedicated to a former member of our team who strongly influenced its development) is available for bookings for Area events and meetings, and houses the Woolwich Episcopal Area Resource Exchange.


Who's who

Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu

The Rt Revd Dr Woyin Karowei Dorgu

Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu

Bishop of Woolwich

The Woolwich Episcopal Area Office
Trinity House
4 Chapel Court
Borough High Street
London SE1 1HW

Tel: 020 7939 9400

E-mail Bishop Karowei

Emma Kimsey

PA to the Bishop of Woolwich

Tel: 020 7939 9405
Fax: 020 7939 9465

E-mail Emma Kimsey

The Venerable Alastair Cutting

The Venerable Alastair Cutting

Archdeacon of Lewisham and Greenwich

Tel: 020 7939 9408
Fax: 020 7939 9465

E-mail Alastair Cutting

The Venerable Dr Jane Steen

The Venerable Dr Jane Steen

Archdeacon of Southwark

Tel: 020 7939 9409
Fax: 020 7939 9465

E-mail Jane Steen

Richard Coe

PA to the Archdeacons

Tel: 020 7939 9413
Fax: 020 7939 9465

E-mail Richard Coe

Anglican Ecumenical Borough Deans

Southwark Borough - The Revd Edward Collier

Lewisham Borough - The Venerable Alastair Cutting

Greenwich Borough - The Revd Jim Bryson

Other Area Contacts

Area Environmental Adviser - Abigail Kingston

Woolwich Area Mission Enabler - Ian Mobsby

Woolwich Episcopal Area Resource Exchange

The Resource Exchange is available to resource your church in several different ways:

  • Printed and multi-media materials available for reference or on loan
  • A database of information on other sources both local and national
  • A central point for exchanging information between parishes - advice, materials, people resources, recommendations etc

Categories include: group study materials, pastoral issues, children's activities, youth work, worship materials, videos & DVDs, fundraising, teamwork, new models of being church, conflict resolution, training, community projects and many more...

Allchurches Trust Mission Money (Area Mission Grants)

There is an opportunity to apply for small grants with the aim of supporting new and innovative projects that will enhance parish mission. More information & an application form are available below

Zimbabwe Link


The Woolwich Area is twinned with Manicaland, the eastern diocese in Zimbabwe.

The Bishop of Manicaland, Bishop Erick Ruwona, was enthroned in 2015 and Bishop Christopher Chessun and others represented Southwark Diocese and the Woolwich Episcopal Area at the service.

A large part of the diocese (which is nearly half the size of England) is rural and many of the clergy are serving several churches which are dispersed over wide areas under tremendous difficulties with the present challenging situation in Zimbabwe. We pray for better times, for an end to the cholera epidemic, for a fair distribution of food and clean water to all people, for the re-establishment of hospitals and schools.

Contact Person: The Venerable Alastair Cutting - 020 7939 9400

Woolwich Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns (MEAC)

When the Diocesan Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns Committee was established it was determined that issues affecting race relations at Episcopal Area level were vitally important and that a local presence should be maintained. The Woolwich Area responded to this challenge by launching a small group to monitor such issues within the area. The Woolwich Area group has the following aims and objectives:

  • To assist with and oversee the implementation of the 'Institutional Racism Report' in the area - the report expects each and every department and institution in parishes and deaneries to take initiative in implementing those parts of the report that concern them.
  • To identify local issues that need to be addressed and initiate action with assistance from the Diocesan MEAC.
  • To help publicise the Diocesan wide empowerment programmes and increase participation of minority ethnic Anglicans within these programmes. These include Racial Justice Sunday, Black and Minority Ethnic Forum's annual conference, Summer Youth Conference, Vocations Road Shows and work with young people.
  • To identify areas of limited participation of minority ethnic Anglicans in the life of the Church.

For further information, contact: 
 The Revd Stanley Njoka, Chair, Woolwich Area MEACC