The Bishops' Staff

Our bishops meet 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 bishops and their 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 our diocesan vision, which is lived out in churches and our communities.


  • The Rt Revd Michael Beasley, Bishop of Bath and Wells
  • The Rt Revd Ruth Worsley, Bishop of Taunton (on secondment to the Diocese of Conventry from 9 November 2023)
  • The Ven Dr Adrian Youings, Archdeacon of Bath
  • The Ven Simon Hill, Archdeacon of Taunton
  • Revd Charlie Peer, Acting Archdeacon of Wells
  • The Ven Anne Gell, Acting Dean of Wells
  • Revd Kate Scott, Bishops’ Chaplain and Adviser
  • Ian Theodoreson, Chairman of the Board of Finance
  • Jenny Hollingsworth, Diocesan Secretary
  • Julia Hill, Acting 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


2024 Diocesan Calendar of Meetings


2025 Diocesan Calendar of Meetings


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