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Diocesan Office and Retreat Centre

  • The Diocesan Office is temporarily closed while employees work from home. Please contact a member of staff by email in the first instance by searching for their department in the drop-down choice below.
  • The Bishop Woodford House Retreat and Conference Centre has been closed, a note on this and the impact on its staff can be read here.

General Enquiry Line

  • For all general enquiries please contact our reception on 01353 652701.

Operations Manager

  • The Diocesan Office is managed by the Operations Manager, Sheena Bridgman. To contact Sheena please email in the first instance on or to speak with her please call 01353 652703.

Find a Church

  • You may be looking to find a person attached to a particular church, in which case why not try our find a church feature linked here to help you. Alternatively, choose to pick the Diocesan Directory option from the list of departments below.

Diocesan Office Address

Diocesan Office
Barton Road
Ely, CB7 4DX

Diocesan Office Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM (closed due to Covid until further notice)
Sat: Office Closed
Sun: Office Closed

Contact a Department

  • Use the list below to find the department/person you want to contact.
Archdeacon of Cambridge

The Ven Dr Alex Hughes
Telephone: 01353 652719

PA to Archdeacon of Cambridge

Anne Billings-Smith (Monday - Thursday, 8.30am-1pm) 
Telephone: 01353 652719 
Address: The Diocesan Office, Bishop Woodford House, Barton Road, Ely CB7 4DX

Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech
The Ven Hugh McCurdy
Telephone: 01353 652709

PA to Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech

Karen Steyn (Mon - Thurs, 9am - 2pm)

Telephone: 01353 652709 
Address: The Diocesan Office, Bishop Woodford House, Barton Road, Ely CB7 4DX

Bishop of Ely's Office

Postal address:

The Right Revd Stephen Conway
Bishop of Ely
The Bishop's House
Ely CB7 4DW


Assistant Secretary

Grazyna Karwoska-Budd
Telephone 01353 662 749

Senior Chaplain to the Bishop of Ely

Revd Dr Hannah Cleugh
Telephone 01353 662 749

Bishop of Huntingdon's Office

Postal address:-

The Right Revd Dr Dagmar Winter
14 Lynn Road
Ely CB6 1DA


PA to Bishop of Huntingdon

Jo Godfrey
Telephone: 01353 662 137

Changing Market Towns

Revd Canon Mike Booker
Telephone: 07766 835 452

Church Buildings and Pastoral Department

Pastoral and Elections Secretary

Sally Gilson
Telephone: 01353 652727

DAC Secretary and Head of Church Buildings and Pastoral Department

Geoffrey Hunter
Telephone: 01353 652737

Assistant DAC Secretary and Grants Adviser

Sue Dickinson
Telephone: 01353 652705

Historic Church Buildings Support Officer

Holly Isted
Telephone: 01353 652720

Church Buidings Advice Assistant

Poppy Crooks
Telephone: 01353 652729

Communications Team

Head of Communications

James Owen
Telephone: 01353 652728

Crockford's Directory
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Diocesan Directory

Download the Diocesan Directory by clicking here

Data Protection and the Directory

  • The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enhanced data subject rights for individuals with regards to how businesses, including the Ely Diocesan Board of Finance, uses personal data.
  • This resulted in a review of what personal data is included in the Directory.
  • As a default position, the Diocese has taken the view that as elected and/or publicly licensed figures, Licensed Clergy and Churchwardens will have their names and contact details published in the directly, unless we are advised otherwise.
  • Please note the Diocesan office processes your details in accordance with our privacy notice here.

If you do spot an issue, or wish to amend your details and the permissions by which we display your information, please contact the appropriate team as highlighted below.

  • Licensed Clergy: Please contact the Bishop’s Office (details above under the Bishop of Ely's Office heading)
  • Clergy with PTO: Please contact the Bishop’s Office (details above under the Bishop of Ely's Office heading)
  • Churchwardens: Please contact the Archdeacon’s Office (details above under the appropriate Archdeacon's heading)
  • PCC Roles: please email
  • Deanery/Benefice/Parish/Church names seem incorrect: Please email the DAC office on
Diocesan Finance Department

Financial Controller

Lorraine Orbell
Telephone: 01353 652708

Accounts Assistant and Parish Gift Aid Support Officer

Sarah Hewitt
Telephone: 01353 652707

Finance Assistant - Education & Trusts

Jennifer Stannett
Telephone: 01353 652717

Diocesan Secretary

Paul Evans
Telephone: 01353 652702

Diocesan Data Officer and Diocesan Electoral Roll Officer

Jackie Williamson
Telephone: 01353 652721

Diocesan Registry

The Ely Diocesan website offers a list of contacts and lots of other useful information. Visit

If you would like to speak to one of the Registry staff, the contact details are as follows:

The Bishop of Ely’s Registry
1 The Sanctuary,

Telephone: 020 7222 5381
Fax: 020 7222 7502

Glebe and Investments

Glebe and Investments Officer

Jon Green
Telephone: 01353 652726

Housing Department

Property Manager

Stella Green
Telephone: 01353 652704
(Out of Hours Emergency only: 07956 252325)

Mission and Ministry Team

Director Education, Mission and Ministry

Andrew Read
Telephone: 01353 652733

Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Vocations


Secretary to the Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Vocations

Zoë Cutter
Telephone: 01353 652716

Curate Training Officer

Revd Steven Rothwell
Telephone: 01353 652723

Senior Administrator (Mission and Ministry)

Denise Thompson
Telephone: 01353 652713

Administrative Assistant (Mission and Ministry)

Wendy Ivey
Telephone: 01353 652736

Development Officer for Children & Families

Debbie Hill
Telephone: 01353 652711

Lay Ministry Training Officer

Lauren Randall
Telephone: 07443242828

Mission Lead - Fresh Expressions

Mark Rodel
Telephone: 01353 652732

Parish Giving

Projects and Development Officer

Martin Kenward
Telephone: 01353 652734


Theresa Chivers
Telephone: 01353 652725

Programme Management

Strategic Programme Manager

Adam Evans
Telephone: 01353 652712

Mothers' Union (Ely Diocese)

Diocesan President of the Mothers' Union

Hazel Williams
Telephone: 01353 652718

Schools and Academies

Please visit the Schools pages on this website, linked below, to be directed to the correct teams that take care of the schools and academies overseen by the Diocese.

Link - Schools Department

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Diocesan Office Closure
Important advice on the closure of the Diocesan office and Retreat Centre.
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Ely Diocesan Board of Finance is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 142183, and a charity registered in England and Wales with Charity Number 245456. The registered address is: Diocesan Office, Bishop Woodford House, Barton Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DX. All rights reserved.