Staff based at the Diocesan Office

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Claire Benton-Evans
Youth & Children Officer
Office: 0131 346 9088
Mobile: 0747 372 8148
Mon-Tue; Thu-Fri (Tue & Thu normally office days)



Very Reverend Frances Burberry
Office: 0131 346 9083





Samantha Campbell
Bishop’s P.A.
Office: 0131 538 7044
Mon-Thu; Fri (am)
Bishop’s diary management & administrative support; clergy licencing & PVG checking; Canon 31 Marriage permissions



Simon Filsell
Diocesan Administrator & Diocesan Protection Officer
Office: 0131 538 7033
Governance; Secretary to Diocesan Synod; Diocesan Office management (personnel & facilities); Day to day finances; Secretary to Diocesan Standing Committee, Finance & Management Committee, Buildings Committee, Personnel Committee and Information & Communications Committee; Safeguarding & Protection of Vulnerable Adults (PVG)




Nathalie Mares
Administrative Assistant (Mission & Ministry)
P.A. to The Dean

Office: 0131 346 9081
Wed (9.00am-5.00pm) and Thu (2.00pm-5.00pm)
Administrative support to The Dean (including the Dean’s diary management), Mission & Ministry Committee, Bishop’s Enabler of Mission and office reception



Reverend Annie Naish
Bishop’s Enabler of Mission
Office: 0131 346 9089
Mobile: 07800 866 494



James Parsons

Diocesan Communications Coordinator
Office: 0131 346 9087
Tue, Wed (pm) and Thu




Ann Rae
Administrative Assistant  (Finance & Management)
Office: 0131 346 9081
Mon to Thu (9.15am-12.15pm)
Administrative support to the Diocesan Administrator, Finance & Management Committee and office reception





Adventures in Faith Coordinator
Office: 0131 346 9081
Coordinating a hub for adult learning within the Diocese; enabling and support for learning initiatives in local churches; sharing of resources and good practice; programme of events with quarterly newsletter; contact point for Spiritual Direction and Pastoral Supervision.