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.

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.

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