Diocese of Portsmouth

Parish Support

All staff listed below are based at the Diocesan Offices, at the following address:
First Floor, Peninsular House, Wharf Road, Portsmouth PO2 8HB.


Kara Weston

Kara Weston
Part-time receptionist and administrator in the diocesan office. Kara is generally the first port of call for Parishes and if she doesn’t know the answer to your query, she knows someone who does. Among the aspects that Kara supports are queries on Parochial Fees, Statistics for Mission and HMRC Gift Aid claims.

T: 023 9289 9650
E: email

Stewardship Adviser

Chris Parker

Chris Parker
Promotion of stewardship across all the diocese, advice and support to parishes and deaneries on effective Christian stewardship and support, advice and training for parish and deanery officers on their financial responsibilities.

T: 023 9289 9669
M: 07392 087565
E: email

DAC Secretary

This post is shared between two part-time members of staff: Catherine Gray and David Cain. They both act as DAC Secretary and Church Buildings Development Officers. 

David Cain
Catherine Gray David Cain

T: 023 9289 9687
E: email

Synod & Office Services Support Manager/Electoral Roll Officer

Jane Dobbs
Provides administrative support for Synod, clergy stipends, pastoral schemes and the Diocesan Finance Committee; assists the Diocesan Secretary in organising the administration associated with clergy deployment and acts as the Electoral Registration Officer.

T: 023 9289 9661
E: email