Staff based at the Diocesan Office


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




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



The Reverend Annie Naish
Bishop’s Enabler of Mission
Office: 0131 346 9089
Mobile: 07800 866 494
Helping to develop and implement the Diocesan Growing Together strategy. Offering support and training for Rectors and congregations in mission and evangelism, to enable change and growth across our 54 churches. 



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