Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility is an integral part of the Christian understanding of God's love for the whole world. We strive to respond to the call of our loving and self giving God through relationship and engagement with His world. Social Responsibility enables us to explore, explain and demonstrate how God's love may be understood in the challenges that face humanity at a personal and corporate level.

We look to Jesus' ministry for the pattern of our work:

  • Pastoral: in service and search for justice for those who suffer and are in need
  • Prophetic: in speaking out about the love and justice of God, if necessary over and against the world
  • Priestly: in assisting others in their walk with Christ.

The Spirit of God is constantly at work renewing and restoring the world. That same Spirit inspires us to join is His work. The Committee for Social Responsibility seeks to reflect this in the Diocese of Chester

 

Director of Social Responsibility - Debbie Dalby

Debbie was the CEO of Healthwatch Warrington and prior to that held the posts of Director of Church and Society and then Head of Mission and Ministry for the Diocese of Manchester. Debbie is also an ordinand in the Diocese of Chester.

Debbie brings a wealth of experience, passion for the work and huge enthusiasm for transformation.

debbie.dalby@chester.anglican.org  Tel: 01928 718834 Ext 235

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

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.

anne.cody@chester.anglican.org  Tel: 01928 718834 Ext 263

 

 

Head of Counselling Services - Jane Knight

Jane is a professional counsellor and co-ordinates the counselling service and provides help, advice and consultancy for clergy and lay workers in pastoral situations, especially with regard to mental health issues.  She lives with her family in Willaston and worships at St Mary’s in Nantwich.  Jane works Monday - Thursday.

jane.knight@chester.anglican.org  Dedicated line: 01270 652034  Mob: 07918 732 806

 

Safeguarding

Vulnerability and Safeguarding Officer - Pauline Butterfield

Pauline has extensive previous experience working for the (RC) Diocese of Shrewsbury and is a qualified and highly experienced Social Worker.

pauline.butterfield@chester.anglican.org  Tel: 01928 718834 ext 221 Mob: 07703 800 031

 

Personal Assistant to the Vulnerability and Safeguarding Officer - Stephen Ellis

Stephen previously worked for Lloyds Bank for over 30 years in various roles including Branch Manager and Business Development Manger.  He is Married to Gill who works in the Finance department and has two daughters.  Stephen works Monday - Wednesday.

stephen.ellis@chester.anglican.org  Tel: 01928 718834 ext: 261

 

 

 

Transforming Lives Together

TLT is a joint venture set up by the Diocese of Chester and Church Urban Fund and is part of the Together Network of similar ventures around England.  There are two TLT Development Workers:

Kath Leigh (Archdeaconry of Macclesfield)

Kath loves to walk coastal paths, explore new cities, cook for friends and reads lots.  She is married to Mike who is a trusted TLT volunteer and has one daughter who advises her on political engagement.​  Kath has worked in Children and Families' social work for over 30 years and has a passion for making a difference.​

kath.leigh@tltogether.org.uk  Mob: 07956 044 574

Wendy Robertson (Archdeaconry of Chester)

Wendy has worked mostly in deprived communities, with a focus on young people and drug prevention. ​She also spent nine years supporting churches to tackle inequality on the Wirral. She loves spending time in the mountains​ and generally enjoys being outdoors either on foot, bicycle or at the end of a climbing rope!

wendy.robertson@tltogether.org.uk  Mob: 07956 044 573