Children and Schools

Mission statements

Encompassed by the statement: living faith, building community, transforming lives, the Diocese of Canterbury is committed to the following three objectives:

  • To grow the church numerically and spiritually
  • To re-imagine ministry
  • To build partnerships that enrich communities

In accord with these objectives the Children, Schools and Young People’s (CSY) Framework has developed the following vision statement:

‘To ensure that every child and young person in the Diocese is at the heart of mission, having the opportunity of a life-enhancing encounter with the Christian faith and the person of Jesus Christ; that they reach their God-given potential and are an integral part of church life.’

Our overall strategy for 2016 was imagined and written to realise both the Diocesan objectives and the Framework vision statement and comprises four focus areas:

  • Communion and Communication
  • Soaring on wings like eagles – achieving the best possible outcomes for children
  • A Vocation to Children
  • Whole Church

Team and contacts

Quentin Roper – Director of Education.
Leads strategic work with children, young people and schools. Board member of the MAT and Senior Executive for the Umbrella Trust (DCACL).
Niki Paterson – Deputy Director of Education.
School Improvement, RE, Collective Worship, SIAMS, guidance on developing Christian character and leadership.
Nicholas Morgan – Schools Officer (Governance, Admissions, Policy and Services)
Robyn Ford – Schools Officer (Assets, Projects and Legal)
Eunice Thorpe – CSY Administrator
Governance and Admissions administration.
Rosemary Fletcher – Executive Assistant
Financial administration, office management, Company Secretary.
Murray Wilkinson – ChYP’s Ministry Adviser
Events that inspire, Training that enables, Relationship that sustain, Advocacy that challenges.
Sarah Wilson – CSY Administrator
(ChYP’s Ministry Administration, Training and Events Management)
Ronni Lamont – Faith and Nurture Adviser
Exploring faith development across the three spheres of church, household and school
Graham Nunn – Diocesan Children’s Missioner
Prayer diary
Annie Wiles – Chief Executive Officer
Marian Scally – Head of Finance and Business Services
Naomi Jackman – Business Support and Administration