+44 161 789 5583 office@nwsynod.org.uk

Who's who

contacting the Synod Officers and Staff

Synod Office Team

Brian Jolly

Brian Jolly

Moderator

0161 789 5583

 

Roles and Responsibilities

Brian’s responsibilities include offering leadership to the Synod and its churches – in taking forward the synod’s Missional Discipleship strategy, the care of ministers, and the support of local churches as they discern God’s mission in their communities. Brian relates to other Christian denominations at regional level so that wherever possible co-operation and partnership can happen. The Moderator also plays a part in the wider life of the URC. Brian also  maintains personal and URC links with the indigenous and historic churches in Palestine. He also spends a lot of time on the M6, and likes cake!

Tim Hopley

Tim Hopley

Clerk

07880 921410

 

Roles and Responsibilities

Tim is the new Synod Clerk, having started in September 2020.

Tim spent the last 30 years as a Solicitor Advocate, and Partner in a multi-discipline legal practice;  his years of experience in managing a business, supervising staff and practising law throughout that time will hopefully bring benefit and a new perspective to the role of Synod Clerk.

The Clerk is responsible for the effective running of the Synod Office and ensuring good governance in the Synod Meeting and its committees.

For local Churches, the Clerk is the source of advice about good governance and compliance with the URC’s procedures for churches, and with the requirements of the Charity Commission.

 

Mike Hart

Mike Hart

Treasurer

07519 124 846

 

Roles and Responsibilities

The Treasurer is responsible for the financial strategy for the Synod, including the budget and the contribution to the central church to meet the costs of Ministry. The Treasurer also supports local churches in matters of good financial management and in the applications for grant funding to support and invest in mission.

The Treasurer is also one of the Trustees of the Synod Trust Company.

Kerry Later

Kerry Later

Comms & Business

0161 789 5583

 

Roles and Responsibilities

Kerry is the Communications and Business Support officer and has worked for the Synod since 2008.

Kerry plays a key role in working with the Synod Officers and staff in the effective operation of the Synod. Her duties include business support across the Synod Office, the maintenance of the database, newsletter, website and general emails.

 

Claire MacIntyre

Claire MacIntyre

Office Manager

 07553 743262

 

Roles and Responsibilities

Claire is the new office manager here at the NW Synod having started in August this year.

Claire has worked as an office manager within the fast paced IT industry for the last 9 years and will therefore bring with her new skills and innovations that will help improve existing processes within the synod.

Claire will be responsible for the day to day running of the office whilst also providing support to the moderator and other synods officers. Claire will also play a key role in moving the synod office to larger premises at Salford Quays

Mission and Discipleship Team

Daleen ten Cate

Daleen ten Cate

Mission Mentor, Lancashire Area

07503 680 846

 

Roles and Responsibilities

Supporting local churches in the Lancashire Area with their ministry and mission.

Darren Holland

Darren Holland

Mission Mentor, Central Area

07860 800 846

 

Roles and Responsibilities

Supporting local churches in the Central Area with their ministry and mission.

Dave Fraser

Dave Fraser

Mission Mentor, South Area

07738 499 751

 

Roles and Responsibilities

Supporting local churches in the South Area with their ministry and mission.

Learning and Development Team

Julie Rafferty

Julie Rafferty

Safeguarding Advisor

07964 981 262

 

Roles and Responsibilities

The Synod Safeguarding Advisor’s responsibilities include;

  • Delivering synod safeguarding training to ministers and safeguarding coordinators
  • Creating safer environments within the church, ensuring that key individuals have current DBS checks in place
  • Responding to safeguarding allegations and concerns
  • Ensuring that churches have the latest procedures and policies in place
Leo Roberts

Leo Roberts

Children & Youth Development Officer

07812 339 550 
CYDO@nwsynod.org.uk

Roles and Responsibilities

The Children and Youth Development Officer (CYDO) for the North Western Synod is responsible for encouraging and enabling local churches to more effectively meet the needs of the children and young people in the community served by the church – whether in church groups or in the wider local community. 

[Position Vacant]

[Position Vacant]

Learning & Development Officer

0161 789 5583 
LDO@nwsynod.org.uk

Roles and Responsibilities

The Learning and Development Officer’s  responsibilities include working on the URCs Education for Ministry programmes.

EM1: The Introductory Course for candidates accepted for training for URC ministry

EM2: The six modules for newly ordained ministers in their first three years

EM3: Self selected training opportunities for ministers and CRCWs, and three month Sabbaticals every 10 years. 

Finance Team

Mike Hart

Mike Hart

Treasurer

07519 124 846

Roles and Responsibilities

The Synod Treasurer sets the budget, helps local churches understand their contributions to the URC and Synod budget, leads on the Synod grants’ programme which supports our churches with around £100,000 a year. The treasurer works closely with our finance worker, and with the other Officers, and the Treasurer serves on the Executive and Resources Committees.

David Wyke

David Wyke

Finance Officer

07740 112 635

Roles and Responsibilities

The Finance Officer is responsible for all payments which need to be made by the Synod. He prepares the monthly and annual accounts. The Finance Officer administers the investments and savings for the Synod and local churches as well as the grants and loans paid to churches by the Synod.

Ryhana Mohammed

Ryhana Mohammed

Finance Clerk

0161 789 5583 
financeclerk@nwsynod.org.uk

The Finance Clerk manages the Purchase ledger function, Weekly BACS payments run, follows up any queries with Suppliers (mainly utility companies), reviews creditors’ control report and assists with any bank reconciliation items. She also undertakes any other duties required by the Finance officer.

Trust, Legal, and Property Team

Jean Mullineux

Jean Mullineux

Chair of the Synod Trust

07926 029 339

Roles and Responsibilities

As Convener of Synod Resources Committee and Chair of Trust it is Jean’s role to ensure that matters relating to property and finance are managed effectively and appropriately; and as Chair of the Trust Company to ensure it acts as Custodian Trustees for property and investments on behalf of the Synod and of the local churches.

Adelle Hartwell

Adelle Hartwell

Legal & Trust Officer

0161 789 5583

Roles and Responsibilities

Adelle advises the Synod Resources Committee and churches of the various legal aspects of our life together – particularly over the sale and rent of property ensuring we work within the provisions of the URC Acts and charity law.

Mike Aspinall

Mike Aspinall

Property Officer

07929 525 909

Roles and Responsibilities

Mike is recently retired from working as a Building Services Consultant for 41 years, and hence bring a considerable amount of experience to the position of Synod Property Officer.

Where we are

The North Western Synod Office
Franklin Street
Patricroft
Eccles
Manchester
M30 0QZ

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