Members

Andrew Halstead

Diocesan Secretary, The Church of England, Birmingham

Andrew is the Diocesan Secretary for Church of England – Birmingham. He is the senior non-clerical executive in the diocese, leading its projects and administrative structures and is responsible for staffing and allocation of resources.

Mark Pryce

The Revd Canon Dr Mark Pryce

The Revd Canon Dr Mark Pryce is Director of Ministry, Church of England  – Birmingham and Chaplain to the Queen.  
Originally from Wales, Mark moved to the West Midlands in 1987 to serve as Curate of All Saints Church, West Bromwich, where he was also part-time Chaplain at Sandwell District General Hospital, Governor of two Church Primary Schools, and Community Governor of a large Secondary School.
He was elected as a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge in 1990, and served there as Dean of Chapel and Tutor for twelve years before returning to the Black Country as Vicar of Smethwick Old Church, where he led the development of the Dorothy Parkes Community Centre.

Patricia Saunders

Vice Chair of the Diocesan Board of Education

Pat Saunders’ main career was with the Local Government Ombudsman, specialising in local authority education issues and working as a lay inspector of rural and urban primary and secondary schools when OFSTED was first established.

Sarah Smith

Diocesan Director of Education

Sarah came to the Diocese in February 2015 from her post as Executive Head Teacher of St John’s CE Primary School in Sparkbrook, which she led for 11 years.

Matt Thompson

The Very Revd Matt Thompson, Dean of Birmingham

Dean Matt is Dean of Birmingham. He was installed as Dean of Birmingham on 30 September 2017.
Throughout his ministry, he has been particularly involved in schools, urban regeneration, interfaith ministry and community cohesion. He is interested in public theology and Ignatian spirituality.