Diocese of ChichesterDiocese of Chichester

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Pastoral Care and Counselling

Thinking about RISK:

- If you feel in need of urgent support, and are unable to wait for an appointment with Rebekah, please call the Samaritans on 116 123, or attend your local branch of the Samaritans.

- If you are experiencing infrequent thoughts of harming yourself, or others, please arrange an urgent appointment with your GP, or attend A&E.

- If you are experiencing are at immediate risk of harming yourself, or others, please call 999. 

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Clergy Manual

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A list of advisers and people who may be able to help

Click or tap an email link below to send an email. All diocesan email addresses follow the convention firstname.lastname @chichester.anglican.org (no spaces)

Safeguarding issues

Colin Perkins - Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. If you have general safeguarding concerns or queries email or call 01273 425792 / 07500 771210

Morag Keane - Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor. Email or call 07881 580310

Gemma Wordsworth - Independent Sexual and Domestic Violence Adviser provides emotional and practical support to those who have experienced abuse and can be contacted by email or call 01273 421021 extn 151 or 07468 698990

Training needs

Contact CMD Administrator Ruth McBrien Email her in the first instance to discuss training needs or financial support for counselling.

Rebecca Swyer is the Director for Apostolic Life and oversees Curates' training and can be contacted by email.

Retired or soon-to-retire clergy

Jonathan Prichard coordinates support to retired clergy in the diocese. Email

Female clergy

Ann Waizeneker is the Dean of Women’s Ministry and can be contacted by email or by phone on 01273 965303

Spirituality and prayer

Secretary for Spiritual Direction. Enquiries: - email

Other contacts

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