Rev Arun Arora -
Director of Communications Arun 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
Harden Deputy Director
Leading on safeguarding communications both internally and
externally working closely with Lambeth, Bishopthorpe and dioceses.
Politics degree/NCTJ journalism/CIPR diploma in crisis comms.
Reporter on Liverpool Daily Post plus 15 years as freelancer
including Church Times and BBC campaigns.
Direct line: +44 (0)207 898 1464
Adrian Harris Deputy Director of Communications
Adrian has worked in the digital and social media sector
for ten years at organisations including the Conservative Party,
Tesco and Bupa. He joined the Church of England in October 2016 and
is responsible for leading and delivering the Church of England's
digital and social transformation programme. Outside of work,
Adrian is a Churchwarden and Non-Executive Director of St
Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London.
Direct line: +44 (0)207 898 1456
Senior Media Officer
Martha focuses on the CofE's work on parliamentary and public
affairs, across a broad range of issues including banking reform,
foodbanks, prisons, medical ethics, international affairs and
domestic policy. She also works on media for the Church Urban
Fund. Martha has a background in journalism and previously worked
for the Press Association for 16 years.
Direct line: +44 (0)207 898 1621
Anna McCrum Senior Media Officer
Anna joined the Archbishops' Council in October 2015
and leads on Renewal and Reform strategic communications. A
solicitor by training, Anna has worked in legal publishing for
PLC Publications and for the Church of England at St
Albans Diocese and St Albans Cathedral.
Direct line: +44 (0)207 898 1463
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
Soloman Marketing Officer
Nardine's responsibilities include coordinating the media and communications
training programme for Bishops and managing a portfolio of
media workshops and seminars attended by Church and Charity sector
employees nationally. Nardine has previously held events &
marketing positions for leading charities, educational bodies and
media organisations. She originally studied philosophy at
university and has taught in sixth form and adult education
Direct line: +44 (0) 207 898 1459
Hollebon Media Officer
As Media Officer, Ben's responsibilities revolve around supporting
the Communications Office with creative input and design work, as
well as being involved in digital communications. His background is
in Marketing and Digital Design, previously working for Memralife
Group who run Spring Harvest and Youthwork the conference.
Direct line: +44 (0)207 898 1428
Marquand Communications Officer
Chris is part of the Communications team focusing on issues
relating to the Church Commissioners and Pensions Board. He
previously headed up communications for a network of churches, and
before that worked in parliament and public affairs. He has a
degree in History from Oxford University.
Direct line: +44 (0)207 898 1682
Thorpe Media Officer
Thomas supports the office with video/audio production,
design and digital communications. His background is in commercial
filmmaking and he has Theology degrees from King's College London
Direct line: +44 (0)207 898 1472
Adams Finance Officer
As Finance Officer for the Communications & CHP team Shirell
is responsible for all finance related matters including handling
& arranging payment of invoices, invoicing, monitoring budgets
and financial reporting and management accounting for CHP
sales. Shirell joined the Church of England in 2007 working firstly
in the Accounts department as a Accounts Receivable Officer after
completing her degree in Accounting & Finance. Shirell is
currently studying to be a chartered certified Accountant.
Direct line: +44 (0)207 898 1578
Panteli Personal Assistant
As a Personal Assistant to the Communications Team, Sophia
provides administrative support for the Director of Communications,
media team and the communications office as a whole. Working
closely with the Director of Communications, Sophia assists in both
daily tasks and specific projects. Previously, Sophia has worked
within the NHS and has a degree in photography.
Direct line: +44 (0)207 898 1197
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
Direct line: +44 (0)207 898 1465