Senior Diocesan Staff

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

Diocesan Secretary

Philip PoulterPhilip Poulter

Philip, who is a special adviser to Bishop Jonathan, has been appointed as our Diocesan Secretary. He leads our team of diocesan staff based at Peninsular House.

T: 023 9289 9650
E: email

Diocesan Director of Education

Jeff Williams
Leads the Education team, is Secretary to the Diocesan Board of Education and is responsible for the implementation of policy.

T: 07841 020836
E: email

Director of Ministry and Mission

Canon Dr Anthony Rustell
Leads the work of the Lay and Ordained Ministry team, which includes training for our lay and ordained ministers, vocation and pioneer ministry, and safeguarding within our parishes.

T: 023 9289 9654
E: email

Head of Mission and Social Transformation

Canon Nick Ralph
Leads our Mission and Social Transformation team, our Good Neighbours Network, and the Council for Social Responsibility which advises parishes on engagement with their communities and runs a range of innovative and creative support programmes to help them in their mission and ministry.

T: 07828 522600
E: email

Support staff to our senior diocesan staff

Executive Assistant to the Diocesan Secretary

Louise GiffordLouise Gifford
Manages the Diocesan Secretary’s Office and associated Statutory Duties, with executive support for the Diocesan Secretary. Her role also covers HR administration.

P: Diocesan Offices, First Floor, Peninsular House, Wharf Road, Portsmouth PO2 8HB
T: 023 9289 9664
E: email

Working hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

PA to the Diocesan Director of Education and to the Head of Mission and Social Transformation

Sam Powell

Provides all aspects of administrative support to the Director of Education, manages his diary and is clerk to the Board of Education and all sub-committees of the Board. In addition, she supports the work of the Education Team by providing administrative support. Also provides all aspects of administrative support and is minute secretary to the CSR Board.

T: 023 9289 9680
E: email

Interim PA to Director of Mission & Ministry and Diocesan Director of Vocations and Ordinands

Tracey Vallance

Tracey Vallance

E: email

Working Hours: 8 hours a week