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Last updated 20th February 2024

Diocesan Synod Committees

 

Elected Board and Committee Membership 1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2024

More details of committees and what they do can be found here

House of Clergy

 

Chair

Rev Peter Lillicrap

Vice Chair

Rev Munawar Din

   

House of Laity

 

Chair

Mr Bob Collins

Vice Chair

Mr Tim Cox

 

Bishop's Council and Standing Committee/Blackburn Diocesan Board of Finance Ltd

Ex officio

 

Bishop of Blackburn

Rt Rev Philip North

Bishop of Burnley

Vacant

Bishop of Lancaster

Rt Rev Dr Jill Duff

Archdeacon of Blackburn

Ven Mark Ireland

Archdeacon of Lancaster

Ven David Picken

The Dean of Blackburn

Very Rev Peter Howell-Jones

Elected by Diocesan Synod

 

Chair of the House of Clergy

Rev Peter Lillicrap

Vice Chair of the House of Clergy

Rev Munawar Din

Chair of the House of Laity

Mr Bob Collins

Vice Chair of the House of Laity

Mr Tim Cox

Appointed by Synod

 

Chair of the Diocesan Board of Finance

Mr David Barlow

Vice Chair of the Diocesan Board of Finance

Mr Nick Aves

Appointed by Bishop of Blackburn

 

Chair of Diocesan Property Committee

Rev Damian Porter

Elected by Diocesan Synod

 

2 Clergy - Blackburn Archdeaconry

Rev Canon Andrew Holliday

 

Rev Canon Andrew Horsfall

4 Laity - Blackburn Archdeaconry

Mr Melvyn Gardner

 

Mr David Wilkinson

 

Mrs Alison Wynne

 

1 vacancy

2 Clergy - Lancaster Archdeaconry

Rev Dr Rebecca Aechtner

 

Rev Dr Simon Cox

4 Laity - Lancaster Archdeaconry

Mr Paul Ronson

 

Dr Awena Carter

 

Professor Richard Carter

 

Ms Jacqueline Stamper

2 co-opted lay members

2 vacancies

Diocesan Board of Patronage - 2021

 

Ex officio members

 

Bishop of Blackburn

Rt Rev Philip North

Archdeacon of the relevant Archdeaconry

 

Area Dean of the relevant Deanery

 

Lay Chair of the relevant Deanery

 

Elected Members

 

3 Clergy

Rev Linda Tomkinson

 

Rev Mark Jones

 

1 vacancy

5 Laity                                  Chair

Mr Bob Collins

 

Ms Jacqueline Stamper

 

Mrs Rosemary Lyon

 

 2 vacancies

Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee

 

Chair

Ven Mark Ireland and  Ven David Picken

Ex officio

 

Bishop of Burnley

Rt Rev Philip North

Bishop of Lancaster

Rt Rev Dr Jill Duff

Archdeacon of Blackburn

Ven Mark Ireland

Archdeacon of Lancaster

Ven David Picken

Appointed Members

 

Property Committee

Rev Damian Porter

Diocesan Advisory Committee

Rev Canon Andrew Holliday

Board of Finance

1 vacancy

Elected Members

 

5 clergy

Rev Carol Backhouse

 

Rev Canon Dr Simon Cox

 

Rev Canon Andrew Horsfall

 

Rev Paul Benfield

 

1 vacancy

8 Laity

Mr Bob Collins

 

Mr Tim Cox

 

Mr Melvyn Gardner

 

Mr Paul Ronson

 

Mrs Jacqueline Stamper

 

Mrs Susan Witts

 

2 vacancies

Diocesan Property Committee

 

Ex officio

 

Chair

Rev Damian Porter

Vice Chair

Rev David Stephenson

Archdeacon of Blackburn

Ven Mark Ireland

Archdeacon of Lancaster

Ven David Picken

3 Blackburn Clergy

Rev Jenny Brown

 

Rev Kat Gregory-Witham

 

Rev Paul Robinson

3 Lancaster Clergy

Rev Gary Lewis

 

Rev Lois Ward

 

Rev Andrew Wilkinson

4 Appointed Members 

Mrs Sarah Marston

 

Mrs Meg Fish

 

1 vacancy

 

1 vacancy

2 Co-opted  (not used)

1 vacancy

 

1 vacancy

House of Laity Elected

Mr Bob Collins

 

1 vacancy

Diocesan Advisory Committee

 

Ex officio

 

Chair

Rev Andrew Holiday

Archdeacon of Blackburn

Ven Mark Ireland

Archdeacon of Lancaster

Ven David Picken

Secretary

Mrs Jen Read

14 Appointed Members 

Mr Michael Bagot

 

Mr Charles Blackett-Ord

 

Mr Bill Buck

 

Mr Raymond Clayton

 

Rev Nicholas Davis

 

Mr Stephen Fish

 

Mr Trevor Harling

 

Rev Karen Herschell

 

Mr Peter Iies

 

Mr Mike Overton

 

Mr Keith Pounder

 

Mr Peter Rivet

 

Mr Ivan Wilson

6 DAC Consultants

Mr John Brook

 

Mrs Becky Gilbert-Rule

 

Chloe Granger

 

Dr Gerald Sumner

 

Mr Alan Wilkinson

 

Mr Mark Womersley

Vacancy in See Committee

 

Ex officio

Rt Rev Philip North

 

Rt Rev Dr Jill Duff

 

Very Rev Peter Howell-Jones

 

Ven David Picken

 

Ven Mark Ireland

 

Rev Paul Benfield

 

Mr Stephen Boyall

 

Mr Bob Collins

 

Rev Stephen Corbett

 

Rev Alex Frost

 

Rev Peter Lillicrap

 

Mrs Rosemary Lyon

 

Dr Laura Oliver

 

Mr Paul Ronson

 

Mrs Jaqueline Stamper

 

Rev Dr Tom Woolford

Secretary

Mr Stephen  Whittaker

4 Clergy Elected

Rev Damian Porter

 

Rev Fleur Green

 

Rev Simon Cox

 

Rev Paul Bye

4 Laity Elected Blackburn

Mr David Barlow

 

Mr Duncan Walsh

 

Mr David Wilkinson

 

Dr Julie Woolford

4 Laity Elected Lancaster

Mr Sam Walmesley

 

Dame Pauline Fielding

 

1 vacancy

4 Nominated by Bishop's Council

Miss Liz Agbettoh

 

Rev Anne Beverley

 

Rev Munawar Din

 

1 vacancy

Finance Committee

 

Chair

Mr Nick Aves

Ex officio

 

Bishop of Blackburn

Rt Rev Philip North

Chair of HR Committee

Mrs Jacqueline Stamper

Archdeacon of Blackburn

Ven Mark Ireland

Archdeacon of Lancaster

Ven David Picken

Chair of Board of Finance

Mr David Barlow

Chair of House of Clergy or

Rev Peter Lillicrap

Chair of House of Laity or

Mr Bob Collins

Appointed

 

Diocesan Secretary

Canon Stephen Whittaker

Head of Finance

Mrs Ruth McGaughey

Co-opted

Rev Canon Dr Simon Cox

 

Canon David Gascoigne

 

Mr Paul Ronson

 

Mr David Wilkinson

HR Committee

 

Chair - appointed

Mrs Jacqueline Stamper

Co-opted members

Rev Canon Andrew Holliday

 

Rev Jo Smith

 

Mr Andrew Marston

 

Mr Dawn Longworth

 

Mr David Thompson

HR Adviser - DBF Officer

Mr Andrew Cooke

Bishop's Budget Team

 

Ex-officio

 

Bishop of Blackburn

Rt Rev Philip North

Bishop of Lancaster

Rt Rev Dr Jill Duff

Bishop of Burnley

vacancy

Archdeacon of Blackburn

The Ven Mark Ireland

Archdeacon of Lancaster

The Ven David Picken

Appointed

Mr Nick Aves

 

Mr David Barlow

 

Mrs Carolyn Barton

 

Mrs Ruth McGaughey

 

Canon Stephen Whittaker

Budget Scrutiny Committee

 

Ex-officio

 

Chair   (Chair of Board of Finance)

Mr David Barlow

Vice-Chair of Board of Finance

Mr Nick Aves

Diocesan Secretary

Canon Stephen Whittaker

Head of Finance

Mrs Ruth McGaughey

Clergy Appointed  (4)

Rev Canon Cindy Rigney

 

3 vacancies

Laity Appointed  (4)

Canon David Gascoigne

 

Mr Graham Kelsall

 

Mr Christopher Kerry

 

Mrs Sarah Woolford

Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Independent Chair (ex-officio)

Mrs Tracey Johnson

Ex-officio

 

Chair of Finance Committee

Mr Nick Aves

 

Mr David Barlow

 

Mr David Wilkinson

Appointed

Mrs Ruth McGaughey

 

Canon Stephen Whittaker

  Rev Kat Gregory-Witham

Diocesan Synod Business Group

Chair   (appointed by the Bishop)

Rt Rev Dr Jill Duff

Ex-officio

 

Secretary to Synod

Canon Stephen Whittaker

Chair of the House of Clergy

Rev Peter Lillicrap

Vice-Chair of the House of Clergy

Rev Munawar Din

Chair of the House of Laity

Mr Bob Collins

Vice-Chair of the House of Laity

Mr Tim Cox

Appointed   (3)

Rev Jane Atkinson

 

Rev Claire Cooke

 

Mrs Diane Dennett

Investment Committee

 

Ex-officio

 

Chair   (Chair of Finance Committee)

Mr Nick Aves

Chair of Board of Finance

Mr David Barlow

Diocesan Secretary

Canon Stephen Whittaker

Head of Finance

Mrs Ruth McGaughey

 

Mrs Mila Farnhill

Co-opted  (3)

Mr Chris Brambles

 

Mrs Sarah Woolford

 

1 vacancy (ordained)

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