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Lyn Weston - Diocesan Missioner

Email:  Tel: 01928 718834 Ext 260

Lyn started her role as Diocesan Missioner in June 2016. Previously, Lyn spent her career spanning 27 years leading major strategic change in several global organisations, predominantly in the Financial Services sector.  In parallel to this, over the last fourteen years, Lyn has led a number of ministries in the Parish of Heswall, most specifically amongst Family & Children’s Mission and Ministry. She also had a wonderful experience leading a ministry in Liverpool Cathedral for a period of time amongst Persian Asylum Seekers. Lyn felt a calling to leave behind her corporate career whilst leading a Mission Team to Uganda in 2012, where she witnessed Total Community Transformation as the Church shone like an illuminated beacon amongst desperate social deprivation. This vision has inspired Lyn to enthuse others to apply relentless focus on the Five Marks of Mission and transform our local communities as we live out the Gospel. Lyn is licensed as a Reader and is now in her final year of Ordination training with All Saints, due to be ordained Deacon in July, 2017. Lyn is married to Phil and has a son Luke, who is 9 and a 23 year-old stepson Adam. Lyn loves to spend time with her family enjoying outdoor adventure sports and is an eager marathon runner and fitness enthusiast.


Anne Cody - P.A. to the Diocesan Missioner and Director of Social Responsibility.

Email:  Tel: 01928 718834 Ext 263

Anne joined the diocese in 2013 as P.A. to the Diocesan Director of Ordinands. 

Anne has two sons Joe, 16, and Jacob 10.  Anne loves spending time with her family and keeping fit.



Martin Smith -  Adviser in Christian Giving and Pastoral Reorganisation

Email:  Tel: 01928 718834 Ext 236

Prior to joining the diocese in 1999, Martin was a Local Government Officer working as a Fair Trading Officer within a Trading Standards department. He is married to Christine and has two children, Laura and Adam and two Grandsons, Brandon and Charlie. Martin’s interests include Music, the Theatre and Railway history.



Revd Andy Stinson - Diocesan Worship Advisor

Email:  Telephone: 01829 740 263

Andy is passionate about worship and its role in the life the church, individual Christians and the community. As an enthusiastic liturgist and church musician with a broad background in both worship and musical styles, Andy is always happy to talk and reflect on the role of worship in our churches. As well as Diocesan Worship Advisor, Andy is Rector of Barrow, a small village near to Chester. Away from church Andy is husband to Cat, Dad to Isaac and Nathan and a keen musician, cook and board games enthusiast.


Jonathan started his role as Diocesan Youth, Children and Families Missioner in February 2017. Jonathan worked for seven years at Christ Church Alsager as their youth leader, and he remains an enthusiastic member of the church. He is passionate about the Church being a shining beacon in communities and every child, young person and family having access to a vibrant, welcoming and worshipful church in their locality. He is keen to help churches in the Diocese develop and grow in their work with children, young people and families. Jonathan enjoys kayaking and walking with his dogs, Mozart and Jess.


Emily Allen - Church Bulidings Development Officer

Emily joined the Diocese in 2014 in the new role of Church Buildings Development Officer, jointly funded by Historic England.

Emily is here to advise the Diocese of Chester and increase the capacity of parishes in furthering Mission by better caring for, understanding the significance of and sustainably managing and developing church buildings and associated heritage. She previously worked in the cultural heritage sector for 13 years, curating exhibitions and managing public programming in museums, galleries and heritage sites.



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