The Bishops' Staff

The diocesan bishops meets monthly with their senior colleagues in the Bishops' Staff Meeting. This is the focus for discussion and decision about a wide range of diocesan policy matters. It is in some respects a ‘Cabinet’ for the diocese: a forum where the bishop and his senior staff can:

  • talk through proposals
  • react to developments
  • hear from people with particular skills or knowledge.

The Bishops' Staff has a particular care and concern for oversight of Shaping our Future across the diocese, although much of the work is done in parishes, local ministry groups and teams, and by our central services team at Flourish House.


  • Bishop of Bath & Wells - position currently vacant. Find out how you can get involved as we seek to appoint a new bishop.
  • The Rt Revd Ruth Worsley, Bishop of Taunton
  • The Ven Dr Adrian Youings, Archdeacon of Bath
  • The Ven Simon Hill, Archdeacon of Taunton
  • The Ven Anne Gell, Archdeacon of Wells
  • The Very Revd Dr John Davies, Dean of Wells
  • Revd Kate Scott, Bishops’ Chaplain and Adviser
  • Ian Theodoreson, Chairman of the Board of Finance
  • Revd Charlie Peer, Head of Mission Support and Ministry Development
  • Ed Gregory, Director of Education
  • Matthew Pinnock, Head of Finance and Operations

Who to contact

Kate Scott, Bishops' Chaplain


2022 Diocesan Calendar

2023 Diocesan Calendar of Meetings