Our Vision

A people with hearts on fire, loving God, walking with Jesus and led by the Spirit

Help & Support from the Diocese

Help and Support from the Diocese

We’ve listed below some of the other areas of the Diocese with brief summaries of information and contacts who may be able to help you.

Board of Education
Throughout the Diocese of Southwark over 38,000 children and young people are educated in 105 Church of England schools (91 primary and 14 secondary) across 12 London boroughs. To find out more visit their website at: www.education.southwark.anglican.org

HR Advice and Guidance
Uzma Osinibi, PA to Diocesan Personnel Manager/Diocesan Disclosure Administrator
David Loft, Director of HR for the Diocese
Tel: 020 7939 9470

Mission Department
This includes Mission Action Plans, Fresh Expressions, LYCIG Mission Shaped Ministry. There are a team of facilitators that can help with your project work.
Contact: Vanessa Elston, Mission Support Officer
Parish development
Area Parish Development Officers
Woolwich Area Parish Development Officer: The Revd Jonathan Roberts
Croydon Area Parish Development Ministry Advisor: The Revd Shane Wood

Relieving poverty
Together Southwark is a joint project between the Diocese of Southwark and the Church Urban Fund which aims to relieve poverty by developing projects within parishes. Children, young people and families are a priority. If you want to find out more, visit www.cuf.org.uk/together-southwark or contact:
 Nelly Misenga, Co-ordinator for Together Southwark

Safeguarding
Kate Singleton is the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and Steve Short is the Assistant DSA. They are available for safeguarding advice and support. All churches in Southwark must follow the Diocesan safeguarding policies and procedures set out in A Safe Church. This relates to children, young people and vulnerable adults. There is a comprehensive programme of safeguarding training available. You may wish to contact the department to discuss specific requirements.
Kate Singleton, Diocesan Safeguarding Officer
Steve Short, Assistant Safeguarding Adviser
Christine Daly, Lay Training & Safeguarding Administrator
(O) 020 7939 9423
(M) 07982 279713 (for urgent, out of hours matters)

Sharing your news
The Bridge is the regular newspaper for the Diocese of Southwark. If you have any news items, an experience to share about your children and youth ministry work, or a story to tell, please do phone or email the Diocesan Communications Office below. Your voice matters!
Wendy Robins, Director of Communications & Resources
Steve Harris, Diocesan Communications Officer