Media Centre

Communications Office

The Communications Office at Church House, Westminster, provides a 24-hour, seven day a week service on behalf of the National Church Institutions, including the Archbishops' Council, the Church Commissioners and the Church of England Pensions Board.

National media enquiries or contacts in dioceses: 020 7898 1326
Out of hours queries: 07774800212
General email enquries:

Communications Office team

Rev Arun Arora - Director of Communications

A photo of Arun Arora, Director of CommunicationsArun is a former employment lawyer who served as Diocesan Communications Officer and Bishop's Press Officer in the Diocese of Birmingham (his home town) before training for ordination at Cranmer Hall, Durham. He served his curacy at St. Marks Harrogate and was Director of Communications for the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu. He ran a Fresh Expression Pioneer church in Wolverhampton before taking up his current role in 2012.
Direct line: +44 (0)207 898 1462


Rachel Harden Deputy Director of CommunicationsA photo of Rachel Harden

Leading on media development working closely with Lambeth, Bishopthorpe and dioceses. Rachel runs the media team and leads on a range of issues including safeguarding. Politics degree/NCTJ journalism training. Reporter on Liverpool Daily Post plus 15 years as freelancer including Church Times and BBC campaigns. Direct line: +44 (0)207 898 1464


A photo of Jillian MoodyJillian Moody Senior Media Officer

Jillian brings more than 20 years of journalistic experience to the new role of broadcast journalist in the communications department. She has responsiblity for recording film and audio and finding stories that reflect the church's work around the country. As well as dealing with media enquiries she'll also be looking after the website. Background in BBC journalism and production with experience of network TV and local radio.
Direct line: +44 (0)207 898 1463


A photo of TIm Mayo Tim Mayo Media Officer

Dealing with day to day media enquiries, alongside digital communications support for central CofE campaigns and projects including Church House Publishing ,Shrinking the Footprint and Cathedral and Church Buildings. Tim studied Communication and Media at Bournemouth University, and worked for various charities and a theological college.
Direct line: +44(0)207 898 1456


A photo of Tallie ProudTalitha Proud Digital Media Officer

As Digital Media officer, Tallie is responsible for the organisation's social media accounts including Facebook and Twitter alongside updating the Church of England website when necessary. With a background in photography and design she will be co-ordinating with internal departments and working with dioceses on their digital media needs. She previously worked in communications for Chichester Diocese
Direct line: +44 (0) 207 898 1457



A photo of Suzanne Gray
Suzanne Gray Projects Officer
Suzanne is Projects Officer for the Projects and Developments team, which is running the Baptisms and Funerals projects and also the continuing work on the Weddings Project. Previously she worked in marketing for a music examination board and for the National Blood Service.
Direct line: +44 (0)207 898 1465