Diocese of Carlisle

Meet the team

The Finance and Stewardship Team is here to support you. Please do get in touch if you have any questions or need help.

Head of Finance

Ric Jaques
Ric manages the Finance team, has responsibility for preparing the Diocesan budget, and reports on all financial matters to the Finance Committee including management accounts and the annual financial statements. He oversees the Ministry Offer system, payroll and Diocesan insurance. He also deputises for the Diocesan Secretary. 

T: 01768 807761
E: ric.jaques@carlislediocese.org.uk

Senior Finance Officer

Clare Hockenhull
Clare has responsibility for the day-to-day Diocesan financial processes and assists in the production of Diocesan accounts. She can be contacted for financial queries including the payments of the Ministry Offer. 

T: 01768 8077777 Ext 210
E: clare.hockenhull@carlislediocese.org.uk

Finance Assistant

Jean Harrison
Jean supports the Finance functions of the Diocese and can be contacted for queries related to parochial fees, the payment run (including the payment of suppliers and expenses), water rates and council tax for Diocesan properties and vicarages.  

T: 07826 469781
E: jean.harrison@carlislediocese.org.uk

Finance Officer

Angela Platts
Angela has responsibility for Trusts and can be contacting for any requests or queries relating to these. 

T: 01768 8077777 Ext 209
E: angela.platts@carlislediocese.org.uk

Stewardship Enabler

Sophie Hodge
Sophie has overall responsibility for Stewardship. She can be contacted for queries relating to Ministry Offer (formerly known as Parish Offer), general stewardship (including Generosity Week and giving reviews) and legacy giving.

T: 07988 090477
E: sophie.hodge@carlislediocese.org.uk

Stewardship Officer

John Thompson
John specialises in supporting churches in contactless giving, energy, treasurer events and general stewardship support (including Generosity Week and giving reviews). He is willing to offer support in these areas over the phone, one-to-one or via presentations to PCCs.

T: 07979 360550
E: john.thompson@carlislediocese.org.uk

Pastoral and Net Zero Officer

Anna Newlove
Anna has responsibility for coordinating the work to reach Net Zero by 2030. She can be contacted for queries relating to the LED 2023 Challenge, the Energy Footprint Tool and energy efficiency.

T: 07435 760320
E: pastoral@carlislediocese.org.uk