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
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
Harvey-Smith Head of Media
Neill leads the media team working closely with dioceses, Lambeth
and Bishopthorpe. He also serves the Church of England's work on
mission and public affairs. Neill was previously Director of
Communications for a diocese, and before that a consultant, trainer
and writer in the communications field.
Direct line: +44 (0)207 898 1221
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 leads on media enquiries regarding cathedrals and church
buildings and works as part of a team on other areas including
education matters and research and statistics. A qualified
solicitor, Anna has worked in communications in the legal
profession as well as for the Church of England, as Diocesan
Communications Officer at St Albans Diocese and more recently at St
Albans Cathedral. Anna holds an MA in Geography from Oxford
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
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